i will dearly miss my starbucks partners, they are really like a second family to me. knowing and working with them has been such a pleasure! honest and creative people work at starbucks and i was privileged to have gotten to know some of these people i speak about. i will miss the amazing coffee (not to mention the endless flow of espresso), the customers i have come to know & enjoy catching up with, multi-tasking like crazy (it’s definitely an adrenaline rush working there sometimes!) and also getting the hookup at chipotle, since we work right next door 🙂 i plan to continue attending coffee master meetings, a few of us baristas took it upon ourselves to delve into coffee knowledge and begin the process of becoming a “coffee master.” this is a paid, self-paced program you can go through at starbucks where you master five levels of training on how coffee comes to fruition, bean to cup, and everything in between. we are on our 3rd meeting and currently covering the 3 major coffee-growing regions (which are latin america, africa & asia/pacific) and i plan to continue along with my partners in this journey. while i will be attending as a customer in these future cases, it will keep me connected to my passion (coffee!), while giving me a chance to see & sit with my partners (score!).
just for fun, here are some pretty pictures of coffee cherries/beans:
this is an unroasted, unprocessed bean in a coffee cherry.
red means ripe.
coffee cherries on a branch
sooooo many coffee cherries!
cheers to a new beginning at a new job!
it will be a love like this one, i can already tell.
we rented a u-haul to transport our stuff, it was packed full but we forgot to take a “before” photo, so this is me & mel unloading the last item. you really should have seen us wheeling heavy objects and boxes piled high on a dolly of about 4 square feet space down a mile-long hallway trying not to run into walls or drop everything. it was truly a sight. but we did it! and within only a few hours plus one ice cream break.
the exterior of our apartment building. we reside above retail space, which i absolutely love; it gives our place that “city” vibe! there are restaurants, bakeries, bars, pubs, photography and workout studios, etc… (directly below us is a yoga studio)
testing out the inactive railraod track next to my apartment as a potential #ootd photoshoot backdrop. we approve 🙂