Nothing endures but change.
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
R. D. Laing
Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.
Kathleen Norris, O Magazine
Change is the process by which the future invades our lives.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.
The most useless are those who never change through the years.
James M. Barrie
Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one’s own unnecessary vegetation.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.
Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality
Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
E. Joseph Cossman
Welcome to CoffeeTalk’s February 2016 issue. You may have guessed; we have an announcement! CoffeeTalk, in our efforts to embrace the thoughts above, is proud to announce that just about everything in our digital world has changed! If you haven’t been to coffeetalk.com in the last few days, you are in for a surprise! First, everything is now searchable including the news, press announcements, and stories! Next, the site has been redesigned to be mobile friendly, streamlined for faster loading, and easy to navigate with fly-out menus. We know our readers are busy and need essential information fast and easy to find. Please, take a peek and let us know what you think!
Beyond Fair Trade by Mark Pendergrast tells an inspirational story of transformation fueled by coffee. In it we see how powerful just a few people can be in creating lasting economic and societal change. Doi Chaang Coffee Company is the result of a unique partnership between Canadian businessman John Darch of Vanouver, BC and Wicha Promyong, the wise and almost mystical Thai entrepreneur. I was privileged to meet these two visionaries and experience firsthand the success this partnership has generated. This story is another shining example of the power of change and is a great read!