I “met” with my virtual exchange students today for our monthly cultural enhancement activity.  Using Zoom, a friend and local business owner gave my Ukrainian and Kyrgyzstani virtual exchange students a complete tour. 

In about an hour, we received a quick lesson in the world of coffee.  We learned about importation, coffee bean roasting, packaging, taste testing–and our favorite:  the fine art of drawing designs in a latte. 

I’ve known the owners of this business for about twenty-two years; we are close friends.  Thanks to COVID and my virtual exchange students’ interest in the coffee, I, too, learned a lot this morning.  Silver lining!