Customer Service Representative
What's your favorite fact about coffee?
I’m continually amazed by the lengthy, laborious, time-honored work required to get these precious beans (or seeds, really!) grown, harvested, and processed. Also, I’ve loved learning more about coffee cooperatives and their positive impact on local economy and community.
What's your dream job?
I think I’m doin’ it! But, if pressed: I’ve always dreamed of being a florist. More specifically, I’d like to own a flower shop/bakery combo. One that serves Peace Coffee, of course.
What's your favorite pairing with coffee?
A perfectly browned, berry-dotted scone.
If you could have coffee with anyone, living or dead, who'd it be?
Grandma Jan. Or MFK Fisher, over conversations about the particular magic of cooking and sharing food with others. According to what I’ve read, she liked her coffee brewed in a Chemex following an evening meal. I’m really into that—I never understood it as a kid, but one of the great pleasures of being a grown-up is a cup of coffee after dinner.
Where are you to be found when not at Peace Coffee?
Biking, gardening (or as I like to call it, constant weeding), yoga-ing, walking our weird dog-bear hybrid around the Longfellow neighborhood, reading about food, using up all the dishes in our kitchen to try new recipes, and eating.
What's your favorite fashion faux pas to commit?
Give me all the muumuus.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
The Mediterranean, specifically Italy and Greece. I think I’m going to have to learn how to spell Mediterranean without the aid of auto-correct beforehand, though. And New Orleans, again, forever and always.
If someone made you into a cartoon or comic character, what would that character's most prominent feature be?
A bottomless appetite.
What music keeps you going at work?
Lately, there’s been lots of Afro-Cuban jams and vintage reggae, Grimes’ “Art Angels,” the great Otis Redding, Fela Kuti, Mac DeMarco, D’Angelo, Courtney Barnett, and that “Late Late Party” compilation from Light in the Attic. Oh, and LEMONADE, which I’m declaring the best album of 2016.