May 29 09 016 I use to joke with a friend of mine about him being a tea snob.  I knew I was on my way to being one also after he and his wife got me started on Montana Tea & Spice Trading Company teas. I recently informed them that I am now officially a tea snob as well.

Now, about coffee snobishness…..I used to wonder what it was about coffee that people loved so much.  I liked coffee. Well, I liked the sugar and cream that you get to put in coffee.  However in recent years a true appreciation for the actual coffee has been growing in me.  I started to be able to tell the difference between burnt coffee at church and Starbucks (I know, that seems obvious but with so much cream and sugar…it was hard to tell)

I came across this great website that explains the true meaning of tea/coffee snob. Being a tea snob or a coffee snob doesn’t mean you think you’re better than other people because you know more about something than they do but it’s that you have a passion for something.

Well that sounds kind of pathetic to have a passion for a hot beverage but some of you know what I’m talking about.

This site tells you how to be an expert coffee cupper (or coffee taster) and tells you all about different kinds of coffee and tea.  It is very fun for those of us who are a little obsessed.  Coffee snobishness, here I come!

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2 Responses to “Snob”

  1. Jaime says:

    I’m definitely a coffee snob! We did a training with a professional cupper who does a lot of work with local coffee farmers. It was amazing! We learned how to describe both the aroma and the taste of coffee. There’s nothing like fresh-roasted, fresh-ground cofffee. Yum!

  2. Erin says:

    I bet you guys are major coffee snobs!!! I worked at a coffee shop one summer that made about 30 dollars a day. So all I did was read up on this stuff—-so fun! This website is interesting because he said he was trying to start a business but then that fell through but he already learned everything there is to know about coffee. Will you guys be using local beans at your coffee shop?

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