Capella Tower Barista
What's your favorite fact about coffee?
Oh gosh... I am still learning more about coffee to get my nerd level max out, but I like to surprise people that dark roasts don't have that much caffeine, and light roasts are where it is at if you want to wake up in the morning.
What's your dream job?
Short term: Working at Peace Coffee. I rediscovered my love for coffee at Caribou, and now hope to continue working at coffee places with values like Peace.
Long term: Opening up "Bloody Revolution". It's gonna be a bloody mary bar/restaurant. Feel free to email me or chat me up to learn more about my ideas for it.
For real dream job: Becoming Ke$ha.
What's your favorite pairing with coffee?
Cold press as a chaser for a bloody mary, cold press in beer, and a nice warmed up scone to go with my coffee in the morning.
If you could have coffee with anyone, living or dead, who'd it be?
Ke$ha, Ellen Hopkins, my Amsterdam host family, and my college mentor Sonja Darlington in terms of living.
I want to see my friends Raquel and Justine again. They were taken too soon, and I never got to tell them how much they meant to me. But Justine would probably order a bloody mary with me instead of coffee, haha.
Where are you to be found when not at Peace Coffee?
Chilling at home with my cat Mouse, taking my housemate's pug Portobello out for a walk, finding new bloody marys during brunch on Sundays, other local coffee shops (Cafe Southside and Five Watt go check out!), attending various LGBTQ events around the cities, and volunteering at ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation. Last but not least, I do roller derby and I am training for the men's league. Be on the look out for Slamrock Shake, coming soon to hip check you!
What's your favorite fashion faux pas to commit?
I don't know if I do commit to any fashion faux pas cause I dress how I want to express myself based on how I am feeling that day, be it floral print everywhere to my favorite local derby team shirt with awesome bright colored Docs.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would love to go back to Amsterdam. There is still much work to be done there, plus bike riding there is the best anywhere in the world. And then I can travel all of Europe, and see my German family. And eat lots of stroopwafels.
If someone made you into a cartoon or comic character, what would that character's most prominent feature be?
My purple hair and buzz cut designs.
What is the best bike ride you’ve ever taken & why?
Before it got stolen, I had a Sun bike that was Dutch style. It was so smooth in riding, and I had it for a bit in college. I rode it a lot during that summer to my friend Raquel's house. The ride was always beautiful, and it is always great to see a friend in the end.
What music keeps you going while at work?
I really dig mainstream pop and indie and one hit 80's wonders. But if it has a beat, you got my attention.