I flew into Puerto Rico yesterday and I’ll be here until Sunday for a conference that has to do with my J.O.B. job. Tough place for a conference, I know! I’m actually writing this on Wednesday before I leave, so hopefully future-Steve is having a great time. Unfortunately present-me decided to do a 405-lb deadlift on Tuesday night without having deadlifted at all in the last 6 months and absolutely wrecked my back. But, hey, what could POSSIBLY go wrong with a trashed, painful back, getting up at 3:15AM for a 5:15AM flight, etc? LOL Anyway, hopefully Friday-me is doing better than Wednesday-me, is all I have to say!
As much as I would love to be able to tack on some extra days and see more of the real Puerto Rico, this is a work trip and I’m lucky to be able to go at all in the middle of the trimester, so it’s improbable that I’ll get off the resort grounds, much less find any real Puerto Rican coffee. Which brings me to the point of this blog, which is why isn’t more coffee being grown in and exported from Puerto Rico? Here’s a FANTASTIC story (audio and print) from NPR on the subject, so enjoy!