Wrapping up 2005

2005 has been interesting…

Oh, has it been interesting.

We moved through the ten and eleven year mark of the coffeecrew website. This year we added stuff and took some stuff away. I certainly have tried to do a few things differently.

Let’s start by giving credit where credit is due—to the people, places and things that made this all possible.

So, in no particular order.

The readers of CoffeeCrew.Com – to the regulars, the returning readers and the once-was-enough guests. Thank-you, thank-you and thank-you! The e-mail has been awesome too!
Sara Lee Spector and EveryDay Gourmet Coffee – for a seemingly endless supply of quality coffee, advise, guidance and solidarity.
Frederick Nakos – more energy than a hive full of wasps. Thank’s for steering me away from some of the really dumb ideas I have cooked up.
Glenn Szlagowski – for digging deeper into the dark side and the tech side of the biz so far above and beyond the call of duty. Thank-you!
Dave Anderson – It was great meeting Dave (if only for a few days). Your tireless devotion to better coffee and espresso has been an inspiration.
Reg James and Brenda – EspressoTec.Com have been very good to me… more like family than partners in caffeine. Thanks for everything.
Reg Barber – There isn’t a more generous person in the coffee business. The man is a living legend.
Nelda Jo of Trickle-Creek Gallery – our unofficial president of the CoffeeCrew fan club… It is a rough job but someone has to do it!
IslandNet.Com and the Morley family – there is NO ISP like this one! Family owned and operated. Islandnet.com rules! They have never let us down.
Bob Harris – thanks for the laughs Bob!
The Piccolo brothers and Cafe Artigiano – thanks for letting me into your World and showing me some of the neat stuff about this business.
Nancy and Philip of Coyote – I have watched this cafe since its germination. It continues to grow. Thanks for keeping me in the loop.
Dave Reimer – Thanks for being the new kid on the block and hanging out with the old-guy in Vancouver!
Adam Tindale – One of the other new guys. Thanks for adding some positive energy to the websites and keeping us on course.
The Finnerty Express team – For treating us like Coffee Royalty, thanks!
Saeco West – for all your support. Thanks!
Mark and Valerie Engels – for the insiders view of a successful (and tasty) bakery, thanks!
Derek and the Buon Amici’s Team – Great coffee, food and people. Thanks!
April, Micheal, Albert and Wayne – the CoffeeCrew test lab techs. Good heavens did they drink a lot of coffee!

I could go on and on and on. My point: A good website and coffee project like CoffeeCrew takes a lot of great people and inspiration. It is not, nor has it ever been, a one person project.

In 2006 we will offer more of the same and some. Hopefully there will be stuff to give away, stuff to learn, stuff to teach and so on. I hope all of you, out there, have had as much fun as I have.

Really, thanks everyone!

Colin Newell - Editor/Creator www.coffeecrew.com

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