- (coffee) cup tasting
- coffee version of wine tasting
- full taste experience of a multiple of brewed coffees
aroma (general meaning):
aroma (coffee connotation and meaning):
The environment is our collective responsibility.
We need to make sure we dispose of things properly (i.e. prescription drugs, oil, batteries, etc.). We need to make sure we use everything to its potential–don’t just throw that pair of shoes out because it’s out of style! Keep them, keep using them, they still work. We need to consider what we do now, that is wasteful or problematic, that we can slowly and eventually change — and this is where coffee comes in.
Coffee is a delightful habit, but it can also negatively impact the environment. Every little change adds up in our individual lives, and if each individual makes a few small changes, we can have a big impact. So what does that look like for the average caffeinated individual?
These are just a few ideas and suggestions. If we all chose a couple of things to upcycle, re-use, re-purpose, imagine how much we could stop going to landfills. If we all stopped idling in our cars, imagine how much gas (and money) we’d saved, and how much cleaner our air could be. If we all shared our best practices, and implement just a few, we could change the course of history–and still enjoy our coffee, win-win y’all, win-win.
My grandma is from a time and place where anything and everything had more than one use, one purpose.
With climate change, we are increasingly being encouraged to look at daily habits with a critical lens–how much waste are we producing, how much waste can we prevent, what can be saved, what can be reused.
As a child, I learned repeatedly to: recycle, reuse, reduce.
All of these things have inspired me to re-examine and re-imagine some habits to help the environment. At times these simple and creative solutions have allowed me to save money, not just feel good about my efforts. So with that in mind let me offer some ideas on how I have approached my coffee consumption.
Today’s spotlight: coffee filters.
A coffee filter has been used, now what?
It’s not a comprehensive list but it’s a list to spark your imagination. So much of what we do and use has a much longer shelf life, and more than one purpose. As you think about your daily habit, consider what you can do to help curb any environmental impact–every little bit counts, even something small like a few coffee filters adds up quickly.
Other phrases, terms, slang, etc. for coffee:
. . . I know there’s more but these ones felt like the most common. Also, I’m sure it depends on the region too. I’m coming from an American English background, and after all my travels I definitely know that English is different all over the world!
Which term is your favorite?
What other terms should I include?