Will Forsman spent two weeks in Africa in January to see where the coffee he serves at Cafe Steam comes from.
He did not return with otherworldly wisdom.
The few days he spent touring coffee-growing and coffee-processing operations did not teach him everything about the rich cultures of the places he visited.
“I’m no coffee guru,” said Forsman, co-owner of Cafe Steam. Forsman is almost reluctant to talk too much about the trip.
“I don’t want people to misinterpret my reasons for going,” he said.
He joined other coffee shop owners and distributors for a tour of 16 washing stations and coffee farms in Ethiopia and Kenya.