Monday, September 26, 2011

Coffee Girl

I whole heartily, hands down, totally and completed without a doubt seek out and AM a COFFEE GIRL.

It all started after I was laid off from my advertising job back in the beginning of 2002. It ended up being a blessing for many reasons, but for one--I became a BARISTA!

Besides being a child of God, Wife and Mother, it is my favorite job to date. I adored it.

One way or another, I am usually seeking out coffee! I enjoy the experience, the moment and the taste.

Coffee with my daughter after church at Caribou

I worked in the coffee business for about 5 years, until I had to quit 4 years ago due to my health; oh,
how I long to be a Barista again some day!

 Coffee and PIE-best combination ever.

 Father's Day downtown Minneapolis. There is something so sweet about sharing a cup of coffee with someone who loves it as much as I do.
My girlfriend at I having dinner and dessert before Swan Lake/Mpls Feb 2011.....coffee! 
(cream please)!

I wouldn't say I'm a coffee snob though...Although I am picky about consistency, which can be hard to find these days.

I find with the Third Wave (clover brewed/single brew at a time)-- of coffee makers, there's a guarantee that I'll get an amazing cup of coffee
whether it's brewed or a Latte'.


While in Chicago this past weekend everyone I was with was gracious enough to let me hunt down INTELLIGENTSIA! One of my favorite coffee shops in the world. It was all I imagined and MORE.

Clover style, SO GORGEOUS!

I was so happy to be there, but I was soooo pooped out from the day before!

Sleepy eyes, maybe I should have had 2 lattes?

MMMmmmm Latte' perfection and cream cheese croissant! I was in heaven. There's a pound of BEANS in that bag :0

If you want to improve your understanding, drink coffee; it is the intelligent beverage. - Sydney Smith

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. - T. S. Elliot

Everybody should believe in something. I believe I'll have another cup of coffee. Anonymous

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you and my BH can share this enjoyment together :)

-ann

Kevin said...

Great photos!

Kyle said...

i just found your blog through ashley (new follower here!) and i do believe we're soul sisters.
you had me at:
coffee, cream only, clover, consistency.

if you had thrown in cafe bustelo i may have cried a little.

here's a to a good morning brew, friend :)

drummer said...

hi ..regards from indonesia. please come.

drummer said...

i was followed you no.10. please follow back. thanks.

Nancy said...

I think we are the same person! I love coffee. LOVE IT. I work in the coffee industry. I am an avid pie maker so coffee + pie is the winning combo. I am a TOTAL coffee snob. Hands down. I admit it. :) Thanks for visiting my blog. I am a new follower. Your hair is darling and that one pic with your friend at dinner with the feather-y hair clip.... adore! Happy day to you. May you have some delicious coffee like I am right now. :)

Ashley @ LaLuce said...

you always look so beuatiful! your hair is just effortlessly chic girl. i'm not sure if it counts but i am a chai tea latte aholic. i never drank anything even close to coffee, but then i went to India and became obsessed with chai... craved it when i came home and starbucks got me. lol.

Gina said...

KYle! :0 BUSTELO, love it, I love brewing espresso as "regular coffee" for my mornings! Gurrrlll your comment made me smile and lifted me up, thank you ! I'm so happy to have you following along!
Ashely, my sis is a chai tea girl, there is somethin about a chai too, it's fun to explore the different ones out there, so many! thank you for your compliments ;)
Nancy! What do you do for a living? I used to train barista's when new coffee shops would open and I ran a Caribou! And I was having a cup when I read your comment, it was sweet. THX

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Julie Marie said...

this has nothing to do with coffee..but you are just so cute =) and so naturally beautiful.. what a gift! i know outward beauty isnt the only thing that matters, but when its paired with the inward beauty you have, its simply lovely.

Julie Marie said...

this has nothing to do with coffee..but you are just so cute =) and so naturally beautiful.. what a gift! i know outward beauty isnt the only thing that matters, but when its paired with the inward beauty you have, its simply lovely.