It is so much fun to finally have a working kitchen - well, sort of. Stephanie and I have been here all week playing with all of our new equipment, and we cannot wait to share it all with you. If you see us working in there, we hope you will pop in to say hello!
Gosh! So much is going on at the Coffeehouse that I hardly know where to begin. The counters are in, the cabinets are done and the wall tiling has begun - such progress! But the most exciting news I have to share is that I have hired a manager in whom I see such great things to come. It is my great pleasure to introduce Stephanie Korzec as the General Manager of Mimi's Coffeehouse.
Funny enough, I'm the newcomer and she is the one who grew up down the road so her name is probably familiar to many of you. I feel so lucky that she said Yes to our grand adventure, and I believe that her experience and enthusiasm will benefit us all.
Stephanie and I will be at the coffeehouse next week to start setting the kitchen up and getting all of our new equipment fired up. We still have a little ways to go before we are ready to officially open our doors but if you would like to stop in and check on our progress, please do so. You may even smell a pot of coffee on to brew!
Just to keep the excitement building, we are also ready to start hiring baristas, and hopefully you will notice a new page on the website. The job application is available to download on the website. We will be accepting completed applications some time next week, so stay tuned for a schedule of when to turn them in.
One parent asked me what kind of people we will be hiring; specifically, does each candidate need to already know how to pull a good espresso shot. Great question! A barista is simply someone who makes and serves coffee (such as espresso) to the public. We will be hiring baristas but the coffee part is something that we can train. The quality that is more important is being able to talk to people, and that is the part that we cannot train. We will be looking for those individuals who like to be around people and who want to please someone by simply providing great customer service. Who doesn't appreciate that?
I look forward to seeing you next week!