Friday, March 31, 2006

I'm a writer!

Two days ago I received an email from Larry Jones at Rocket Coffee Roasters in Phoenix, AZ. He told me he loved my contributions on CG and asked if I would be willing to write for Arizona Coffee. His exact words were,

"My reason for this email is to ask if you would like to be a contributer of some form to the site. You could write a short article about anything coffee related, equipment review, maybe how the coffee scene in TX compares to AZ...whatever, I trust your instincts! This site is becoming a major resource for coffee here in AZ and I know they are doing a interview this Fri with the owners of a large popular coffeehouse and will be recording future interviews for playback on the site as well."

Of course, I couldn't say no. We corresponded a bit and I learned that the Specialty Coffee scene there is much like it is here. He's a Third Wave roaster in a Second Wave town, and extremely frustrated with his attemps to progress the Third Wave in the Southwestern United States.

It sounds familiar.

I figured there's no better way to help progress the third wave than to convince the general coffee-drinking public by showing them WHY we should care so much about quality.

I finished the article just a few minutes ago, and submitted it to Larry. As soon as it's published, I'll post a link here for all to see.

Awesome stuff.

edit: UPDATE!
I should've updated this quite awhile ago, but the article is up.. it has been up since the day after I submitted it.
Let me know what you think by leaving comments on the site (not here, please).
http://www.arizona-coffee.com/articles-reviews/
The only article present, currently. "Quality.. Why Bother?"

I hope you like it.

3 comments:

Matthew Brinski said...

Very cool oppurtunity. Have a good time with it.

Chris said...

Hi Jason, I'm Chris from Arizona Coffee and I just wanted to thank you for the great article! It's really good and touches on a topic I haven't written about. Thank you and I hope you write more!

Chris

Reighlok said...

Congratulations. Let people on CG know where your articles are being posted. You might find some of your fans becoming fans of Chris's site.