The fire is glowing in the bookstore – the café is bustling with people coming in from the cold to warm up for a bit on their way to other places. All our coffee has finally arrived from its long trip along the roads, on boats and trains. The coffee is quite delicious and bright after its long trip from plant to cup. There were plenty of challenges with an earlier-than-normal crop, along with changing weather patterns and only a few pickings on some farms. As Jim Stewart says, “It’s a miracle this coffee makes it to our shores.” We never tire of the stories along its way, and we are so grateful for the diligence of the folks who tender its life.