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Jamie Hickey, Coffee Semantics Author

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Meet Jamie

Lead Author / Certified Coffee Addict

Jamie’s long, tumultuous love affair with coffee started before he could even pronounce the word.

When his mom refused to add a shot of espresso to his sippy cup – or even froth the milk – Jamie vowed that one day…

Okay, okay – none of that is actually true. Jamie just loves coffee. Good coffee. He knows a thing or two about how to brew it, and he’s working on certification that’ll make his “Coffee Geek” status official.

This site is Jamie’s attempt to share what he’s learned with other coffee lovers (and possibly recoup/justify some of the $ he spends on coffee gear).

I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.

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