037 – An Occupational Analysis of Coffee


“Coffee, a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species.”
I can guarantee you that many people reading this did not know that a coffee bean comes out of a cherry! Why? Because, for most of us, it’s not important to our engagement with it. Some of you may not even be aware that it is a seed! and some of you might not like coffee at all (say it isn’t so!).
What I want to do with this episode is take something that I love and explore how it has the potential to mean so many different things to different people. By looking at the different ways in which it can be engaged with I’m hoping it will act as a lesson/reminder that context is king and assumptions of meaning have very little place in Occupational Therapy.
As an added bonus, I came out of this episode so highly caffeinated I recorded another right after it!
Keep occupied


2 thoughts on “037 – An Occupational Analysis of Coffee

  1. Love this!
    You nearly lost me at instant….but I too love the slow mindful process of coffee. Particularly when we are out bush. We use a hand presso which you need patience for!

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