A Conversation With Your Coffee: A Sneak Peak From My Travels
Spontaneously, as in hardly planned at all, my friend Alex Devine and I took a road trip to San Francisco. We stopped in Los Angeles on the way there and back, and I’d confidently say – at least in the specialty coffee world – we had hit all of the big ticket destinations.
There was so much to appreciate in each shop – architecture, design, bar flow, equipment, culture, and most importantly the coffee itself.
For a quick preview to wet your palate, I decided to focus on the direct exchanges between baristas and customers. Pay close attention to eye contact, warmth, and smiles – there are plenty to go around! Community and fantastic coffee are what brings these sets of people together and gives them desire to start their day out this way more and more often.
From San Francisco to Los Angeles.