Oh, today was a good day. A very good day. Did well on a test, have a teacher trying to sway me into another major, got a sesame bagel with scallion cream cheese and hazelnut coffee from Metro Bagel, the only bagel shop down here. It's been very nice. Plus, I did something today that I've always wanted to do. I signed up for a continuing education class. You know, the ones offered through local colleges where you can learn all kinds of random stuff? Well, the class is called The Art of Coffee Cupping. There is a tiny coffee shop downtown that I've been in once before. It's called The Beanery and is run by a lady who also happens to teach economics at the college. We chatted for a while the one time I was there. Well, now she's offering a two hour class.
"Learn how to observe and evaluate the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. Discover how to identify the essential flavor traits of coffees from different regions. Soon you’ll be able to tell what makes a Kenyan coffee great and how to tell a Guatemalan from a Nicaraguan."
The class is limited to 12 people and I'm going to be one of them. It also happens that my mom slipped me a twenty in my valentine. $15 for a coffee class. It's in May, but I'm so excited that I'm jumping around everywhere. I've always wanted to take a class! Oh yeah, branching out. On top of all that, today is just gorgeous. So excuse me while I go enjoy it.