Many blogs these days are what they call ” Monitized” – that is, they’ve been turned into a way to make money.
I’ve resisted that idea since I began this one, and I still have no interest in doing so. I write because I enjoy it, and I blog because friends and family expressed an interest in following along on our cruising adventures. To add a “business” flavor to it would somehow sully the process for me.
But that said, even I can be bought if the price is right. If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know that one of our weaknesses is good coffee. Not just “coffee”, but really exceptional coffee. That’s my price.
And it just so happens that one of the friends who follows us has been roasting his own beans for a couple of decades, first because he couldn’t get a good cup of joe in the Navy, and then because he became just a little bit obsessed with the hobby.
That obsession is paying off. “Jed” (John is his name, but his initials are JED, so that’s what we call his products) roasts the finest coffees Nicki and I have found anywhere between Maine and Key West Florida, and he’s become our one and only Patron, sending us samples of his roasts, asking for feedback, helping us brew it right to bring out the potential of his art…
An artist he is, and a fine, generous friend besides. And today a new shipment arrived, to get us started north in proper form. Last I heard he was offering small batches of his coffee for sale, and I hope that little sideline takes off for him.
There will be a few mighty happy coffee drinkers in the world if it does.