Marathons and coffee

Just like that I learnt a very important lesson; “If the race is too big for you,create and run your own race”!

 

I spent a bit of time watching a repeat of the Amsterdam marathon 2018 edition in which  one Lawrence Cherono retained his last years win for the men marathon with three Ethiopians sweeping the first three spots of the women marathon.As usual it was an ‘East African affair’.

But that was not the interesting part ,no, the interesting part was that in the same marathon ,the Netherlands had its own national marathon. It took me a while contemplating on that. Continue reading “Marathons and coffee”

International coffee day celebration-How it went down in Kenya

Monday, 1st October 2018 saw the world celebrate the international Coffee Day with the main feature being Women In Coffee and oh,what a great way to celebrate our women in coffee all along the coffee value chain.

Kenya being a producer country held its official celebrations for the day in county number twenty, Kirinyaga County at General Kassam show ground and as with the rest of the world the theme of the day was women in coffee. Continue reading “International coffee day celebration-How it went down in Kenya”

Perfect coffee world

Since it is hard to get perfect,a near perfect coffee world ought to have ;

Diversity, inclusivity ,equality and GOOD PAY.

Diversity meaning black,white coloured,poor, rich ,educated, uneducated,from whatever region,physically fit or challenged and whatever else you can think of and deem it ‘diverse’ ,all should feel at home when and where coffee is mentioned. Continue reading “Perfect coffee world”

Diversity and choices

Today I had a taste of  South African tea, my second time to taste anything South African  my first having been just yesterday and still tea. The difference is that Yesterdays tea had some milk and it tasted heavenly, I bet it is the tea we will be having in heaven,of course those of us who will make to sit on those unfillable seven forms(seats). By the way, who is the originator of that story of there being seven forms in heaven?!! Continue reading “Diversity and choices”

different views-say caffeinated

Had to edit and re-edit because my thoughts can be liberal at times!!Read and get to know why!

I wrote sometimes back of my changing tastes, Just to update you now they are getting much better and real. The first time I said -chocolate, it was lets call it ,a true lie-just like the movie,thank goodness I am not that bad with guesses, Well, we all must start somewhere you know. Right now ,in my cup is some coffee whose source is the slopes of mount Kenya, the chocolate is quite more pronounced with even more tastes detected , like the citric is top notch. The flavors are something else and by that I mean great.A perfect balance of  sweet ,flowery ,black currant with a slight woody touch leaves my nostrils and palates dancing in sophistication.Since I do not intend to open a mercury or copper mine in my body in the near future thanks to the sugar cartels running our markets, nowadays am having it sugarless and as you grow into it ,it tastes even better.

Let me torture you no more with desire, so lets forget about my coffee(as I continue to sip it mdogo mdogo of course (Swahili for slowly slowly) and focus on other things like Mt .Kenya ,wonders of the world,etcetera etcetera,etcetera -as an English teacher in class five used to say. I can bet it is with her I first heard of the word etcetera! Ok, I knew of ‘etc’ but did not know it was a short form of that word! Then was when someone looked at the timetable and another inquired which teacher was coming next and the answer would be ‘etcetera,etcetera,etcetera!!!’ The only reason why I missed the ‘monitor’ during English speaking days was because during such days  I was silent and very well behaved!! Continue reading “different views-say caffeinated”

A different cup altogether

Honestly, I am not a football fan but with the little I know about football, between Manchester United and Arsenal, I will root for Manchester any day. There is something about arsenal fans I cannot relate to…I will not dwell on that though Continue reading “A different cup altogether”