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Working as a barista at a local coffee shop was--hands down--my favorite job to date. The atmosphere of low lighting and worn hardwood floors, the clamoring of steaming milk over college radio or schizophrenic jazz, the scent of butter and sugar balanced with smoky roasted coffee, the daily routine of strangers. These are sensory comforts that remain unmatched in my current professional life.

My days behind an espresso bar long gone, Homesteading Roasters developed when I found myself living a rural, semi-self-sufficient mountain lifestyle in Colorado. Attempting to recreate formerly beloved surroundings, my ongoing art projects were regularly interrupted by a house full of smoke from my novice home roasting activities. I gradually spent more time on creative pursuits, improved my roasting skills, and became acquainted with Etsy. My husband and I now live in a remote coastal…

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  • Joined September 21, 2010

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Working as a barista at a local coffee shop was--hands down--my favorite job to date. The atmosphere of low lighting and worn hardwood floors, the clamoring of steaming milk over college radio or schizophrenic jazz, the scent of butter and sugar balanced with smoky roasted coffee, the daily routine of strangers. These are sensory comforts that remain unmatched in my current professional life.

My days behind an espresso bar long gone, Homesteading Roasters developed when I found myself living a rural, semi-self-sufficient mountain lifestyle in Colorado. Attempting to recreate formerly beloved surroundings, my ongoing art projects were regularly interrupted by a house full of smoke from my novice home roasting activities. I gradually spent more time on creative pursuits, improved my roasting skills, and became acquainted with Etsy. My husband and I now live in a remote coastal Alaskan town, full of actual, industrious homesteaders, not the young urban hipster types with an affection for heirloom chickens and organic vegetables. With cold dark winters necessitating prolific indoor hobbies, and 149 rainy days lending themselves to exuberant coffee consumption, Homesteading Roasters is thriving in the 49th state despite the unmerited name.

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