If you've read my blog before, you probably already know that I love coffee. I buy my beans green, roast them myself, brew them in a variety of ways, and enjoy visiting coffee shops that get it right. As a roaster, I know what to watch and listen for. As a consumer, I know what great coffee tastes like. It's interesting that the three ways to evaluate coffee also are valuable tools when evaluating our lives. Here is some practical advice for life from the viewpoint of a coffee nerd.