This has been a very busy week for me. I was railroaded into doing a coffee service at the “Home For The Holidays Christmas House Tour”. That means that I had to spend one of the coldest nights of the year on an unheated porch, smiling and pouring 2 oz sample cups of coffee while being attacked by dried decorative bushes. My feet were cold, I was hungry and my back started to hurt. If I do this again next year, I will want to be able to come in to the big house instead of being stuck on the porch like a poor relative.
The next event I attended was a craft show at a local school here in Ingleside. It was also supposed to be a trade show but, not so much. It was an all day event on Saturday to support school activities but it was not well attended. I don’t think there was a lot of advertising for this event and I believe we were competing with a church function across the road. But I did meet some new people and the review I wrote did get published in the Cornwall Free News. I think I actually made about $5 profit for the day.
I hope I get at least a couple new customers out of the events. I really prefer to roast coffee on demand rather than on spec.