Cosmic Cup Coffee Company
What other coffee jobs have you had?
First and only.
What’s your favorite part about working in coffee?
Interacting with customers. To me, working bar is a very social experience. Talking to long-term customers as well as new customers makes the time fly. There are few jobs where you can talk to everyone from janitors and school-bus drivers to judges and the mayor, and enjoy all of them equally.
Where do you ideally see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully still working bar a couple of times a week at Cosmic Cup! It’s humbling and gratifying to have a business that has not only survived, but thrived for almost nine years. I’d love to see Cosmic Cup around for at least another 10 years!
Who and what inspires you?
My employees. I’ve been so lucky to have the best employees. Their enthusiasm and professionalism are inspiring! Two years ago I had a serious health scare and they kept Cosmic Cup together while I recovered. I couldn’t do it without them.
What are you drinking right now?
Honduran coffee from Adolfo Portillo, preferably brewed with a Chemex!
Crazy/memorable coffee experience you’d like to share?
Drinking guaro with coffee farmers at 10 AM at 1,100 meters elevation in Costa Rica!
What do you do when you’re not doing coffee?
Working in my brew pub!