The Roaster's Creed

This is my coffee. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My coffee is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My coffee, without me, is useless. Without my coffee, I am useless. I must fire my coffee true. I must roast better than my enemy who is trying to outroast me. I must outroast him before he outroasts me. I will...

My coffee and I know that what counts in war is not the beans we roast, the noise of first crack, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the cuppings that count. We will roast...

My coffee is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its origins, its acidity and its flavours.

I will keep my coffee clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...

Before God, I swear this creed. My coffee and I are the defenders of my sanity. We are the masters of our mind. We are the saviors of my life.

So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but peace!


Adapted from the US Marine Corps' Rifleman's Creed. If it's not obvious.