Have You Met My Aunt Bonnie?

by November 13, 2017

Our newest coffee reminds me of my aunt:

The sweetness invokes blackcurrants (Aunt Bonnie loves them candied). It’s balanced with a complex acidity, like her favorite ruby red grapefruits. And the aftertaste reminds me of clove, bringing to mind Bonnie’s rows of baking spices.


Who is Maya Angelou?

by October 3, 2017

Maya Angelou is a hero who leaves a legacy that will continue to inspire future generations. Today, Caterina Fake discusses Maya Angelou’s accomplishments and inspiring work:

“Before she died in 2014, Dr. Maya Angelou was one of the most admired people in America. She’d done it all: singing, dancing, activism, train conducting, greeting card writing, single parenting, writing, acting, teaching, leading, inspiring. She was a national hero, poet laureate, icon. She received 50 honorary doctorates. She gave all she did everything she had, all day, every day, to everyone that she met. She says so. It’s there to be given, she says in this wonderful interview on the Harvard Business Review.

You, me, new and future Angelou fans–let’s get some inspiration from her too. How did she do it? How is it done? How can we do it too? First of all, let’s look at her unusual working conditions. She works in a hotel!