Camping: Barista Edition

Fall is my favorite season. It’s a season of change and new beginnings. School is back in session and people just seem to be happy they made it through another year of heat waves. The fall also has football, Oktoberfest, my birthday, and camping. Yes -- the weather is cooling down and it’s time to get outdoors.

I love camping.

And everything about it. From being dirty to s'mores to smelling like a campfire. I love it all.

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Barista Shaming: Check Your Smugness at the Door

Unfortunately, I know many people that have ordered their favorite drink at a coffee shop, only to have the barista condescendingly roll his eyes.

If this has happened to you -- you’ve been barista shamed. And worse -- you paid for that experience. It upsets me that it does happen often, but if it does happen at Chattahoochee EVER, let me know.

Outside of the obvious Golden Rule of treating others as you would like to be treated, let’s investigate why barista shaming is wrong.

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Coffee FAQs

As soon as I tell someone I work in coffee, the questions start coming. Don’t get me wrong, I love answering all the questions -- but I am sorry that I monopolize the conversation at your dinner party.

Here’s a list of the questions I get most often (and some of the more common answers I give):

1. What’s your favorite coffee drink?

    It depends. I drink a lot of espresso because of work and I really enjoying the feeling of that first sip of great espresso in the morning. Other times it’s just a cup of black coffee -- simple and classic.

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AMA: David LaMont

Today’s blog features an AMA from David LaMont. He currently works for La Marzocco and prior to that he worked for Counter Culture. David is one of the individuals who made the Atlanta coffee scene what it is today and is just an all-around good guy. So enjoy getting to know a little bit about David LaMont.

Why did you start working in coffee?   

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Chattahoochee Wraps up the Summer with Back to School Bash!

It’s mid-August and for some people that means school is back, and for everyone, that means summer is ending. But don’t worry -- not everything is bad.

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