"...I would sit with the buyers and cuppers as they were cupping and I realized that I could taste what they were tasting when they were talking about the coffees. That’s really when I fell in love with it."
"It’s just the two of us, but that’s great. We’re both doing whatever needs to be done. We have this trust element from knowing each other for 16 years. That I know that Paul’s going to do the right thing and he knows that I’m going to do the right thing."
"A lot of it had to do with Andy, the owner of Salty Donut. He really took the time out to teach me what I’m supposed to taste in the espresso, how to pull a shot, how to clean a portafilter, how to clean the group head, the little details."