January 14th will be my final day at Intelligentsia Coffee. For the last five years I have worked with some of the most inspirational people I have ever met and I truly felt as though this company was my home and family. From washing dishes to education, management, and buying I have been given the tools to grow and feed my restless mind. Doug, Emily, and Geoff have built something extraordinary with their teams and have impacted not just the world of coffee, but major cities, artistic communities, and inspired individuals around the world who were watching the past twenty years. I am honored I was part of that vision.
While I am leaving to pursue some projects on my own, I will never be able to remove the pride and connection to this company and its people. I already see so many great things on the horizon for the next years of Intelli and I for one cannot wait to be cheering them along and enjoying stunning coffees for many years to come.
Intelligentsia was all in one my university, my friends and my home. I will be forever grateful for the opportunities I had, but even more grateful for being shown how to work for and make those opportunities arise. I grew up here in these years and I want to thank everyone for the lessons and guidance along the way. I will never be far from these revered coffee bars and I hope our paths continue to cross regularly.
I am so excited for this next step- to continue my position as a Specialty Coffee ambassador and to share education and learning with as many folks as possible.
I would love to hear from you and have set up an email firstname.lastname@example.org for this new venture. Please feel free to give me a holler with any question big or small.