What I’ve Been Up To

So there has been a long gap between this post and the previous. It’s not that I don’t have content to post, because I write my blogs in advance, and post what is relevant to me. Life has been busy. A lot of things have changed in my life…for the better. My life is coffee.

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The coffee popup that I lead, Serve Coffee (ya…it’s the same name), became a catering business for weddings and other formal events. We still popup at my church and serve those delicious cappuccinos for free on Sunday…yup…it’s free. During the month of May we served at our first wedding, and it was an experience. It was an outdoor wedding, and we walked into the venue without knowing much about the accommodations. Because we don’t have to share power for our equipment when we popup at my church, I was never aware of the fact that the grinder needed to be on it’s own line. My wife and I got to the venue two hours before we had to serve, and got everything set up, so I could get dialed in not knowing that we were sharing power with the lighting guy. I hit the button to dose espresso, and the grinder shuts off. Long story short: coffee equipment requires a lot of power, and coffee equipment is selfish like a little child. It broke my heart, but we had to pre-grind a whole 5lb bag of coffee to dose our espresso. Lesson learned though. We need to research the venues that we cater at, and have to request to be on our own line of power. This entire pursuit of coffee has become an everyday obsession for me.

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I get the opportunity to work at an amazing coffee shop. I always thought I would enjoy working in the coffee industry, but I never thought I would get the chance to work at Copa Vida. It’s incredible. It’s fast paced. It forces you to work hard, and to work at a high standard. I get to work with friends. It really is a dream come true. I think customers assume I am friendly, because I’m paid to provide that type of service. But I am always happy, because I love what I do, and I know that God has placed me here for a reason. If you’re in Pasadena, then come on by, and say “hi,” because most likely I will be there.