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.

coffee bean on light spot
First morning light on a 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.

The New Year cup of coffee 2019. How to start the first year with coffee.
The New Year cup of coffee 2019. How to start the first year with coffee.

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?

coffee and bike
Life is like ridding a bike

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.

Organic coffee farm
Cup of coffee with friends

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.

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