she's baaaaaaaaack!


just wow.

my last post in february was meant to be my final post on this blog.
i mean, i'd already been posting sporadically when i still was a bux barista. then i went on maternity leave, had a baby, quit bux and figured it was the end of the line for me as far as barista brat goes.

but here we are seven months later and i'm back posting.

"oh brat! did you find the real world so harsh and cruel you had to run back to the safety of the green apron?" some of you might be asking.
others might scoff "ha! you were always so high and mighty and now look at you: back as a soulless drone, once again property of the mighty corporation!"
most likely the bulk of you are thinking "who cares? i forgot i even had you on my blog feed."

so yes, even though i am once again a barista i am NOT working for bux.
nor am i working for coffee bean, peet's or seattle's best.
nope - i am working for......ME!

that's right.
i am my own boss. i am my very own howard schultz!

now, i did not at any time intend to open my own coffee house. in fact, i had opened an unrelated business, but my neighborhood and heart was screaming for coffee. and sometimes you have to go with your heart and with your gut.
so my espresso bar should be up and running within a couple weeks. i am still in the process of acquiring all my equipment, and finishing the decorative touches on my cafe.
also, i have found the BEST coffee roasters to supply my beans, and let me tell you - after visiting the roasting plant and sampling the different blends i now understand why so many people say bux coffee tastes burnt!

so i have to admit i'm happy to again be in the coffee business, and quite excited to be able to do things my way, instead of what a bunch of suits up in seattle deem cost effective.
i can't promise i'll blog with regularity, but i will try my best.
so, for those of you still reading, i'd be thrilled if you continue on this journey with me.
i hope you will all wish me luck!