From Farm Roots to Coffee Routes - A Journalist's Tale

From Farm Roots to Coffee Routes - A Journalist's Tale

Ann Bailey, a journalist who grew up on a farm, never took to drinking coffee despite her family's habit. It wasn't until she started working for Agweek and interacting with farmers and ranchers that she began to accept their coffee offers, realizing it led to deeper conversations and better insights for her stories. Coffee drinking evolved from a professional courtesy to a personal enjoyment, and Ann now appreciates coffee for both its social and flavorful qualities. She highlights the importance of coffee shops as community hubs for connection and conversation, sharing her own experiences of regular coffee meet-ups with friends and family, and maintaining the tradition of post-interview coffee chats with her sources in the agricultural sector.

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