I have a confession to make. I absolutely, positively, vehemently loathe the phrase, “I can’t even.” When I hear it (or read it) the tiny hairs on the back of my neck stand up like a threatened cat. I don’t know what it is, but I just hate it.
I have another confession. Despite my hatred towards the aforementioned phrase, I say it a lot…in my head. I have somehow come to understand the use of this phrase, and have had instances occur where I felt the need to say them, but only in my head.
I finally had my moment. The moment where I could no longer hold the words in. They flew out of my mouth like a kamikaze plane. Once the three words escaped my mouth I quickly followed them with, “I’ve never actually said that out loud! I’ve been saving it for THE moment.” I actually had no idea I was going to ever have “the moment.”
The moment when I first saw the inside of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and my heart jumped into the back of my throat nearly choking me. I was in awe, what a masterpiece this building already was simply from the outside looking in.
I still struggle to find the words that properly describe this place. This is truly one of those places you have to see for yourself to understand. This is the type of place that allows you to throw your morals out the window and drink caffeine after 5PM.
This is the place where possibilities are endless, combinations are creative, and passion is flowing. This is not a Starbucks store, this is a place where science, architecture, creativity, coffee, and quality company collide. I want to live here.
I ooed, I awed, I laughed, I daydreamed, and I drank enough coffee to fuel a small horse, all while geeking out in so many caffeine influenced ways. A coffee lovers playground. I can’t wait to go back, and lucky for me I see this happening very soon.
I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to experience this with. I’m thankful to work with people that share my passion towards creating the perfect cup.
I love my job.
Q: When’s the last time you experienced something that shook the dirt off your boots?