I have added a new person to my collection of passionate people – last night I had the pleasure of meeting Lorenzo Perkins, a professional barista with a string of titles and an enthusiasm  for coffee that would caffeinate a room. I hung out as he taught the baristas at Carpe Diem some stuff about coffee and a lot about an approach to life.

I’m addicted to listening to people who are mad crazy about what they do – and the coffee? – it was one of the best cups I’d ever had (you can taste the passion you know).

(UPDATE: Lorenzo will be at Carpe Diem from about 10-4 today – go and meet him, tell him I sent you)