It Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time

It Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time

Ten Years of Misadventures in Coffee : A Memoir

Book - 2018
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"This is not a success story. It's a tale of ten years in the coffee industry, of what happens when you take the leap, seize the day, and follow your dreams - then discover you don't have any money, your landlord is an idiot, and the job you moved to another country for may not exist. This is the real story of coffee entrepreneurship, with all the grim, impossible, frustrating, and messy bits left in. Because they all seemed like a good idea at the time. Annabel's coffee adventures took her from England to the Canadian Prairies via a Ph.D. in Central America. Along the way, she learned her barista skills from a world champion barista, entertained teenagers with her coffee and culinary experiments, and discovered the joys of entrepreneurship almost by accident. She sorted bad beans from good ones on tiny farms in the highlands of Nicaragua and took home a tropical disease as a souvenir. Her business ventures have combined coffee with books, babies, bicycles, and burlesque, because what else do you do with a Ph.D. in coffee? Annabel Townsend wrote her Ph.D. thesis about ideas of quality in the coffee industry at the University of Sheffield, U.K., and then emigrated to Saskatchewan with her young family. When she's not making coffee, she writes, rides a tricycle, and enjoys life on the flat Canadian Prairies."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia :, Pottersfield Press,, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781988286501
Characteristics: 189 pages ;,23 cm.


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