Ever wonder how your cup of morning deliciousness was born? Me too. In fact, the idea of this month’s Intellectual Grownup came in the morning as I was begging my coffee to wake me up out of my stupor. I was staring in wonder at how much I love it, thinking about the millions around the world in agreement with me.
So for today’s post to stretch your brain, I thought we’d explore the wonders of coffee—how it originated, how it’s produced, and what the different labels on our bags mean. That’s enough content right there to fill books, so consider this your basic 101 on how this drink makes it to your mug.
(And if you’re not a coffee fan, surely you know of one—it’s pretty impossible to be somewhere in the world without a cafe nearby. And we discuss tea in a separate post later, if you want.)