The New Year celebration with cup of coffee
Usually, The New Year, I am starting with my traditional cup of coffee, created from the nice people that I have met during the previous year. For each person, I add one coffee bean.
From this, I will make the cup of coffee. Some years the cup is big, for other years it’s a very small cup of coffee.:)
For the negative people, I will just write the names on small pieces of paper and then burn the papers, to forget about them.
Coffee & Life: Balancing the Positives and Negatives
“Balance Is Not Something You Find, It’s Something You Create” – Jana Kingsford
When preparing our coffee drinks, we often try to avoid using damaged or over-roasted coffee beans.
Are damaged beans undesirable? Don’t we need them as well to create balanced and interesting coffee drinks?
Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein
Skillful masters of life keep moving forward, no matter how good or bad their circumstances are. They are attentive and notice the bitter ‘beans’ of life. At the same time, they keep in mind that interesting, memorable and balanced moments develop from a kaleidoscope of flavours. Opposites attract each other and depend on each other. Just as in everyday life, bitter ‘beans’ are needed to create a balanced and meaningful life.
Creative baristas turn negatives into positives. They have the ability imagine the hidden beauty of damaged coffee beans. Instead of focusing on the damaged and bitter moments of life, they imagine and create enjoyable coffee moments – always.