best of mattymacchiato in 2018

Hi Kids!

Thanks to everyone who took a look at this nonsense in 2018; I’m absolutely stunned to see that, as of this writing, there’s been exactly 1,300 (!) page views*. Here’s a quick look back at those posts that were viewed the most, and the ones I took the most pleasure in writing.

*I reckon I myself must only be responsible for, what, 1,283 of them

MOST VIEWED POSTS

1. Barista Q&A: Randi Milton, Northside Social

2. master class

3. mini review: Corridor Coffee

4. Matty’s Holiday Gift Guide

5. field report: Georgetown, Washington DC

Ed: this list doesn’t include some of the more basic stuff here, like where to find it, or about, or why

POSTS I ENJOYED WRITING THE MOST

1. Barista Q&A: Randi Milton, Northside Social
I really enjoyed hearing Randi’s thoughts, learned some things from our discussion, and appreciate her kindness in giving me her time; Northside
is very popular for many reasons, one being its great people

2. Field Report: Denver, CO
It was so much fun to visit a city I’d never been to before, go to a lot of great cafes in a very short time, and compare and contrast them

3. Coffee Talk: Car Wash Coffee
I had a great time doing this joint review. It was a lot of fun hanging out with a friend, sharing our impressions of this unique place, and being able to add another voice here

4. Requiem for a fine vessel
On occasion I fool myself into thinking I can be funny; this was one of those times

5 (tie). the world’s best cup of coffee; and the confessional
Sometimes it’s okay to have odd obsessions (so long as they don’t hurt you or others)

Whether you’re family, a friend, a colleague, found your way via a google search (I wish I knew why google keeps directing people to the post sharing an article about Tom Petty), I thank you – no matter which of 28 countries you visited from.* I appreciate anyone and everyone who reads this…. stuff, and value greatly the sharing of your precious time and attention with me.

Have a Happy New Year! In 2019, may your coffee be to your liking; may you try something new every now and then; may there be no line when you get to the cafe; and may you and your barista treat each other well.

And may you find the time to come back here every once in a while.
Matty

*They are:
USA
Canada
Kenya
Austria
Turkey
Hong Kong
Ireland
Norway
Tanzania
United Kingdom
Singapore
Sweden
Rwanda
India
Netherlands
France
Australia
South Africa
Germany
Nicaragua
Hungary
UAE
Sri Lanka
New Zealand
Mauritius
Thailand
Gambia
Russia

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