Two for You—DCILY’s Second Anniversary

12.02

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
BoingBoing
Fail Blog – Wins!
Shawn Blanc
Not Without Salt
Shot Zombies
Scout Books
Sprudge
Public School
Need Supply Co.

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

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