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I have been a coffee lover since childhood. I fondly remember waking up to the coffee aroma steaming from my parents’ percolator early every morning.
As I started research for this blog, I learned a bit about coffee and how it describes our life.
Getting the beans to the cup is a process. The coffee berries ripen on the bush, just as we “ripen” or mature (Hence the blog name. Maturitas is “maturity” in Latin). Since coffee plants and berries are attacked by numerous pests (over 900 beetles, mites & snails), they must receive care – special treatments, environment management, and pruning. We also experience “attacks” during our maturing process and need community, development and change, and in order to grow.
Coffee growers harvest the seeds. They pick the ripe, red seeds traditionally by hand, ferment them to remove the flesh, dry them, and then roast them. Laborers roast the berries with different methods at varying degrees of heat depending on the desired flavor. In the same way, God uniquely designs and guides each of our lives.
Next, the roasted beans are ground. A burr mill uses revolving elements to shear the bean; an electric grinder smashes the beans with blunt blades moving at a high speed, or a mortar and pestle crushes the beans (Sometimes life can feel like a burr mill or a mortar), and the beans are finally brewed. Have you noticed that authentic and attractive people have often been “broken” by experiences in their lives?
Finally, the barista prepares the coffee, and we enjoy it in a variety of ways – best together with others – bringing energy and pleasure.
I personally like my coffee black and bold.
How do you like your coffee?
I am Terry Morgan – wife of the man who makes me laugh and is my biggest fan and mother of four adult children who help me learn and grow. I’ve served with a faith-based, non-profit called Cru for over 35 years, living almost 20 of those years in Latin America. When I first understood that I could have a personal relationship with God, it changed my life. I am passionate about mentoring, coaching, and helping others be all God created them to be. I’d much rather visit with you in person over our cup of coffee or tea, but for now, this blog is a way to process my thoughts and connect with fascinating people from around the globe. I am grateful to get to know you and learn from each of your comments. Welcome to the Maturitas Cafe.