Two for You—DCILY’s Second Anniversary


Two years. I wasn’t sure what this project would become when it began. I just wanted a way to stay in touch with the coffee world I left behind in college and help my friends and family understand what they were missing by drinking Maxwell House and Starbucks. I’m thankful to have achieved both things and made many new friends to share coffee knowledge with along the way.

In the past year, DCILY has begun expanding past the boundaries of a blog with exciting results. Last spring, I joined a team of other passionate coffee professionals to create Coffee Common, a company that organizes exceptional coffee experiences for the masses. I’ve also covered several fantastic coffee events from the ground and competed in my first. Last week a new merch store launched, featuring DCILY’s fall line of shirts and limited edition designs were contributed to both the 2011 Nordic Barista Cup and World AeroPress Championship. And because of your continued support and DCILY’s pledge to give back, nearly $500 from sales were donated to Coffee Kids this year.

None of this would have happened without the awesome people who visit this site every day and encourage me to continue devoting the time it takes to keep it going. Heres’s to another year of learning about and experiencing great coffee. Thank you all.

Love coffee, live well, give back & inspire others.

A few year-end stats for DCILY
145 New Posts
81,000 Unique Visitors
162 Countries
45,900 Facebook Fans
2730 Twitter Followers
260 G+ Circles
1000+ Referring Websites

Top 10 Posts
Love Keurig? Nope.
Appreciating A Simple French Press
Black Coffee Friday
Norwegian Wood & Espresso
Best Coffee in Stockholm Pt. 2
Year of the Coava
Café Timer iPhone App
Pour Over Meets Woodshop
What I’d Rather Be Doing
DCILY’s Coffee Lover Gift Guide 2011

Most Notable Referrals
New York Times Magazine
Fail Blog – Wins!
Shawn Blanc
Not Without Salt
Shot Zombies
Scout Books
Public School
Need Supply Co.

[check out last year's DCILY round-up]

posted by on 12.02.2011, under Design, Misc.

One Year of DCILY


One year ago, this website began with a single post that read, “You, me, and a pot of coffee. We will change the world.” Since that inaugural post, there have been 174 more of them, all of which are meant to inspire, educate, and make you smile. The goal here at DCILY, is to help strengthen your relationship with quality coffee, so that it continues to inspire you and fuel the innovative and hard working among us all. As the third most popular beverage in the world, a lot of life happens around coffee and a lot of great ideas have developed over a cup of it—here’s to many more cups (and ideas) to come!

A few year-end stats for DCILY
175 Posts
27,000 Unique Visitors
123 Countries
31,200 Facebook Fans
637 Twitter Followers
428 Referring Websites

Top 10 Posts
Le Cafe – Animated Film
What I’d Rather Be Doing
Illy’s Mobile Cafe
The Dreaded X
Coffee Sack Patio Chairs
Tattoo Machines and Coffee
Amos Kennedy Prints
Coffee Branding – Stumptown
Best Coffee in Iceland
Kickstand Coffee in Action

Most Notable Referrals
Swiss Miss
What Katie Ate
Man Seeking Coffee
Brain Pickings
Mugshot Monday

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posted by on 12.02.2010, under Design, Misc.