First, let me apologize for this late post. It is still my goal to continue posting one post every Saturday, so please forgive me.
This has been kind of a crazy week, though. It begin with an interview, then a quick trip to St. Louis to meet up with some family, and then being offered the job! You are now reading a post written by a barista! As I have been primarily self-taught, when it comes to coffee (from books, friends, videos, and experimentation), I now look forward to taking another step to learn as much as I can about coffee. As a barista, I will extend my knowledge of coffee into the espresso world, of which I have little experience, other than tasting. I am pumped!
In other news, I recently built a coffee bar for our kitchen! It was quite fun. I have never made such a large project, so it was definitely a learning experience. My wife helped me find one similar to what I wanted on Pinterest, so I took the plans for that and tweaked it a bit. After putting it all together, my wife stained the top with ebony stain and painted the bottom with a latex white paint. We love it! Because when love for coffee increases, counter space dwindles. We now have room on our countertops again! Anyway, let me know what you think?!
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