Beginning with coffee, this blog aims to explore stories, facts, and intrigue across the coffee community and its contributors.


Coffee and its roots branch across to many different fields, places, and organizations. Telling stories about coffee inevitably leads to places normally outside of the typical conversation.


What, in the world’s ecosystem, affects coffee and its uses, marketing, and culture? Things completely irrelevant to the farmer, roaster, and barista sometimes have profound effects on all three.

  • Who Am I?

    My name is Jonah Carpenter. I’m currently a barista, and I’m working towards my English major at LSU. Desperate for direction, I’ve turned to researching and learning what I can about coffee, and writing about it. Inexperienced as I am, my first project is more akin to a first, tentative step into an ice-cold pool……