I haven’t made a secret of how much I love Toby’s Estate (see here and here), but this only made me adore them more. Nothing makes my favorite cappuccino taste better than a surprise story excerpt. I just checked the link printed on the cup, and while this particular story is featured here, apparently the main site moved here. Check it out—it’s all about Toby Smith’s coffee-flavored journeys. Didn’t I say that coffee mixes perfectly with traveling?
I’m an even bigger fan of Toby’s now that I know he (Toby Smith, I mean) has a way with storytelling. That’s all I need—a man who travels, appreciates good coffee, and writes, too.
Here’s an excerpt from the continuation of my cup story, where Toby writes about studying up on coffee in Brazil:
I learned a lot, and much of what I learned was what not to do. That’s what coffee is about. Trial and error. Roast, taste, try again. Toby Smith, “Woolloomooloo“
Sounds a lot like real life, doesn’t it? Many times, we don’t know what we’re doing, but we muddle through, hoping we end up with an awesome cup of cappuccino and a job well done.
Now I want to go visit Woolloomooloo in Australia. And have another capp.