Breton the intern:
So far, everyone has been keeping me very busy. I visited last Saturday’s market and prepared for, set up, worked, closed up and cleaned for the Wednesday evening market. Luckily Young was there to explain everything and Katie helped out a lot too. Working at the market reminded me a lot of working at my local bakery. The most important part is satisfying the customers, being friendly and helpful. We serve sweet and regular cold brew coffee (toddy®), hot drip coffee, and unique to Wednesday, pour over coffee. Which means we’re boiling water and letting it drip through the filter just before your eyes. It’s a pretty fun and social time. I’m aware of how the phrase “everyone knows everyone” is fairly accurate. We ate great pizza, could sip green smoothies and were given a bunch of beautiful flowers at the end.
Working at the market I’ve realized a couple different things:
- I need to know all the coffees well (where they’re from, what they taste like which is the darkest brew and most popular… etc),
- it is possible to fit everything for the market (and then some) in the Element,
- and no, we don’t serve triple shot caramel lattes.