I have never been more pleased with a photograph. Steam rises from a hot cup of coffee in the late afternoon sun on Easter. I had the most pleasant day yesterday; it couldn't have been lovelier. Cool breeze, hot sun, open windows, exposed wood beams, a home cooked meal, and good conversation. I leave you … Continue reading Easter still life
"We don’t have flavored creamer because this isn’t a waiting room at JiffyLube." I discovered the site, Bitter Barista, this morning and it had me laughing out loud while I drank my coffee. I agree with almost every statement, but I am happy to say I have a much better attitude about working in a … Continue reading tips from a barista
Coffee shops are a necessary social institution. They're a place for meeting, reuniting, flirting, reading, studying, napping, meditating, observing, and imbibing. I feel immensely grateful to work in one. I eavesdrop on brown-nosers, innovators, hobbyists, gossipers, and over-sharers. I see joyful reunions and daily fights between friends over who gets to pay for whose latte. … Continue reading on coffee shops
Picked up a bouquet of white and yellow mums and a box of chocolate croissants from Trader Joe's on Friday. Enjoying them both - and the light streaming in from our wood-framed window - this morning. The first week of 2013 was wonderful and the second one is off to a good start.
A simple way to (literally) spice up your morning coffee. If I had a milk steamer, this whole process would be legit, but since I don't have one (yet), I have to get creative to make foamy, steamy drinks at home. I also don't own an espresso machine. Becoming a barista has shown me the … Continue reading spiced chocolate cafe au lait