Last Saturday in the Wall Street Journal, A.J. Jacobs wrote a tribute to his freshly brewed cup of coffee.
He realized as he was drinking the morning treat that he was greatly enjoying it, and that he should thank the person who had prepared it for him, which he proceeded to do.
Then, as he thought about what goes in to making this common morning drink, he said: "I pledged to thank every person who had even the smallest role in making my cup of coffee a reality: the barista, the farmer and everyone in between."
He thanked the driver of the truck which brought the beans to the coffee shop; the paver of the road's asphalt on which the truck traveled and the person who striped the road, making it safe; and the paint makers;
He thanked the pest control workers in the warehouse which stored the coffee; the cup makers and the lid makers for the cups; the special machine tools which made the lids;
He travelled to Colombia to thank the coffee bean farmer; the maker of the depulping machine from Brazil; the auto workers who assembled the farmer's pickup truck;Read More