Hey everybody, I've been thinking for the past year or so about this prospect. The father of my mother's girlfriend is a beer connoisseur who travels around the country (mainly in the Midwest), visiting Microbreweries and trying their various specialty beers and such, and I have been thinking about becoming a coffee connoisseur myself. I LOVE specialty coffees. Lattés, Mochas, expresso, et cetera...specialty coffee drinks are amazing. If I was well-off in my mid life, and someone said "Here's $100,000 (or $50,000 or whatever) for being a good person. Use it on anything you want, but no "necessities" (like cars, housing, et cetera..) some people may choose gambling, et cetera...I would choose to travel around the entire country (hell, maybe even go to like Europe or something), and visit three coffee shops a day and a concert every night. That would be my dream vacation. I love specialty coffee, and it is breaking me Too good not to spend money on. Anyways, I want to know if anybody could consider themselves some sort of coffee connoisseur, or if anybody could help me figure out the kinds of things I need to know in order to be a connoisseur of specialty coffees. Some things I thought of for starts are: knowing the process of making the various drinks (lattés, Mochas, et cetera), knowing the differences between different coffee beans/where they come from/what makes a quality bean/et cetera...Stuff like that. I have no idea what it takes to be a connoisseur, but I love these drinks so much, that I want to try it. Thanks, guys!