ONE: One of Seattle’s own, competed as one telling the story of three. Her name is Laila Ghambari. The tale took her to regionals in L.A. where she won the SouthWest. Then back home to her origin where she was crowned the United States Barista Champion for 2014. Leading a group of equal men and women in the finals, she proved that her journey was of an extraordinary coffee with superhuman hands to deliver it. cupUP
TWO: A discovery of a graphite pencil on paper art exhibition by Instagram user @herabot at Habitat Coffee makes one want to jump through instagram to see the work up close.
THREE: Spring is in bloom. And, reading lists are welcomed. So, GQ’s listing of A Farm Dies Once a Year by Arlo Crawford, seems the quintessential read for those fond of the farmers life – whether it be from the view of foodist, agriculturalist or environmentalist. I know I’m sure curled with something brewed while turning the pages to this Pennsylvania based story, that is a ode to farming and family.