Today is the final day of NaBloPoMo. Thank you for sticking out and keeping my visit stats high. This month has made me rethink my goal to write a book. I seem to have plenty of thoughts, but I get board with myself when I write them down daily. Blah. Who want to read a watered down adoption story?
Yea. Bittersweet. Whew.
I have 7 long months before we see a referral, so I will have plenty of time to continue my blogging, addressing the Q & A questions, telling the wonderful story of the Ethiopian community that I am starting to feel part of in Mpls., and just post random stuff perhaps pertaining to few other than me.
Soooooo, on that note, remember that rant about Star.bucks? If you have not watched the video yet you really must, the content matter in that short trailer is intriguing and the tune is rhythmically addicting. Anyway, Star.bucks seems to be responding to their PR nightmare with the Ethiopian Coffee industry. According this this article they are now going to help the farmers better their techniques for coffee production.
I should be pleased, but come on Star.bucks, the Ethiopians have been farming coffee much longer than you have been charging 4 bucks for an overpriced latte. Businesses, like Star.bucks, should not have to be motivated to treat farmers fairly for the sake of bettering their PR, it should be standard operating procedure.
But, better to get there by misdirected means, than not at all. Right?
I will most likely still boycott corporate coffee, not only because of their ethical practices and reactive correction, but their coffee tastes burnt, stale, and harsh.