Resolutions for a (More) Caffeinated New Year

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” -The Great and Powerful Oprah

It’s a new year, and you know what that means…New Year’s Resolutions! The most common resolution for 2017, according to Statistic Brain, was eating healthy/losing weight, followed by self/life improvements (admittedly pretty vague), making better financial decisions, and quitting smoking. We’re already six long days in, so I wouldn’t be surprised if some people have already broken their resolutions by now. It’s a nice idea though, don’t you think? – making a cognizant commitment to better yourself and grow as a person in the new year. I can get on board with that. In the words of Barney Stinson…

In addition to being better about putting up my laundry, I’ve compiled a short list of New Year’s Resolutions that revolve around – what else? – coffee. Coffee has become a huge part of my life over the past two years; however, until fairly recently, it’s been a more passive relationship. In 2017 I am making a commitment to continue being active in the coffee community and allowing my appreciation of coffee (especially local coffee) to really flourish:

  • Wake up earlier so I have time to actually enjoy my coffee at home – this will be the hardest one because I reallyyyy love my sleep, but it is also the one I’m most determined to make happen
  • Attend more cuppings and tastings
  • Learn how to create (better) latte art
  • Master various Aeropress recipes (yes, there are more than one!)
  • Explore more coffee shops, especially those in Virginia and Maryland that I’ve been putting off visiting
  • Grow our following on District of Coffee so we can share the local coffee culture with even more coffee lovers
My last attempt at latte art. There’s definitely room for improvement!

It may not seem like much, but I am excited to put these resolutions into action. And now since it’s out in the blogosphere, hopefully that will hold me accountable. What are your New Year’s resolutions? And what do you hope to see from District of Coffee in 2017?

Keep caffeinated,



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