Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Today I sent info to the landlords attorney, tomorrow we do inventory.
Friday We Bjava.

Friday, August 25, 2006

I went down to the Secretary of State office today. I filed my Articles of Organization for B-java Coffee and Tea LLC.

While I was there I visited my pals at the Coffee Zon, Terry and Sylvia. I see they have remodeled the zon, both locations look great! I met JP a new to me barista there, and I think she would have fit in with our old crew just fine.

So, it was kind of cool to visit the old while beginning the new! I took a couple of photos before the battery died on my camera. I will post them later.

This next week will be a whirl wind, but first Sandy and I are heading to Kentucky for a weekend with friends. The time away should do us good. Sandy has been roasting coffee for our friend Miriam's birthday. It smells so good in the house.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Trina and Me

Trina and Me
Originally uploaded by lucysmycat.

Trina Hamlin stopped by yesterday morning. She was in town for a concert at Outword Bound Bookstore. Trina is a singer songwriter from Minnesota living in New York, and she is a pretty popular entertainer in the independent music world. She is also just fun to hang out with.

Check out her web site:

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Copied from the SCAA Web page:
FEB: Great Lakes Regional Barista Competition,
Feb 22-25February 22 - 25, 2007
Great Lakes Regional Barista Competition
February 22: GLRBC Judges Certification Workshop
February 23-25: Great Lakes Regional Barista Competition
Hosted By: Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters & Tea Blenders
Location: Coffee Fest Chicago, Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
For More Information: Visit the 2006/2007 Regional Competitions page.
Great Lakes Region includes: WI, IL, IN, MI, and OH

I will be there judging. I hope to see someone competing from Indiana!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Wednesday, I am looking at my insurance quote for the coffee shop. Ouch! I was told it was so high because I am a first year business owner. She said she wants to try to get me credit for all my years in the business as a manager. I hope that brings it down!

I met with the accountant yesterday and the lawyer tomorrow. Moving right along!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Workin' on Saturday morning! I had a couple of friends stop by the coffee shop today. I like it when I can have a cup with a pal! I had asked my friend Jonathan to stop by and try a variation on our espresso blend. He liked it, but I think it needs tweaking.

I was pretty busy this morning. Sold most of my pre made sandwiches, and some breakfast biscuits. Lots of blender drinks, and lattes.
I had a guy order a single espresso. He sounded like he knew what he was doing so I called it a manly drink and made it for him. He drank it, but later said it was nasty! Ha ha, I told him next time he might like a latte, and he said yeah that's what I'll get next time. So, the next time he comes I will work on him to get a small double latte, and eventually work him down to an espresso macchiato. They need to be trained to drink espresso in this part of the country!

Well, I have the rest of the day off, and the shop is closed on Sundays, so I am going to enjoy this beautiful week end!

Friday, August 11, 2006


Originally uploaded by lucysmycat.

This was one of my coffees from Cafe @ Ray last year. It was cool to get my own photo shoot.
So a blog, I wanted a blog, and now I have one. What ever shall I find to say?

How about I am buying a coffee shop, and I am going to name it B-java! Cool. I have been in the coffee business for over 12 years as a barista and manager. I have done professional training and sales over the last year. Now, it is time for me to move on to do it all.

Once we are flying the new flag I will tell you where it is, and what things are happening.