I taught my first Eng­lish con­ver­sa­tion class yes­ter­day, so of course I had to pre­pare before­hand. Cof­fee and a Colom­bian treat car­ried me through in excel­lent style. More on this expe­ri­ence in a bit — the teach­ing expe­ri­ence, not the snack­ing expe­ri­ence. I have plen­ty of snack­ing suc­cess sto­ries, but not enough pic­tures.