In the past two days at work I have been making some huge strides in my new job. Understanding how, why and when things are done are all starting to mesh together. I ordered a book – The Coffee Roaster’s Companion – that really helps get into the technical aspects of the job and how to analyze the data that I have. The person training me has 10 years experience as a roaster throughout various different specialty roasters. I’m already feeling that this isn’t insurmountable. It’ll still take years to master it and this industry and the thoughts behind it are constantly changing so I’ll always try to stay on the cusp of what’s the best way to go about things. I know that these things I’m saying are just affirmations of what I’ve said before but it is exiting to always feel like I’m moving forward with something new.