80s music and caffeine can mix...
I walk into Thou Mayest and order 3 cocktails right off the hip. Ok, not at all what I did, but Culture Club was playing followed by The Pointer Sisters. That's just about as crazy, a win - win, in my opinion. In your face hipsters born after 1990.
Thursday, February 4th / Set up at Thou Mayest
Order: A (6 oz.) cappuccino and bumbleberry pie, which I'm renaming humbleberry
I applaud Jamison Pinkert from La Colombe in Philly. He was the first to come up to me and introduce himself before I could approach him. I'm sure I came across awkward as his polite introduction made me instantly think he lived in KC, and that I was suppose to know him already. Super nice guy, and it was cool to talk about Milwaukee, a city I love, and his stint there with Stone Creek Coffee Roasters. We chatted about his move to Philly, and coffee relationships where one partner is in a field totally different than coffee. He told me he moved for a girl, and it sounds like that is working out for both of them. Good luck, Jameson, and enjoy the rest of KC.
I forgot to take a photo of Jameson, so I took one of his coffee.
I saw Josh Taves from Novo Coffee pop in and talk to Thou Mayest's roaster Christopher Oppenhuis. The two were on the other side of the shop, and I visit with both of them off and on, so I decided not to bug either one. Then my Colorado peeps came in: Sadie (my main teammate, and based out of Ft. Collins), her sister Tori (used to make drinks for me at Parisi Coffee, and just moved to Ft. Collins working at Bindle Coffee), and Emmy (also works at Bindle, but also works on our team for West Coast Caffeine Crawls).
Back over to the Convention Center for a meeting, and watching a few performances. Hope to see you at the Cowtown Throwdown Party tonight (3936 Main Street, KCMO - Morton Hall, 2 doors north of Oddly Correct).