Coffee Lingo Everyone Should Know

Hey, Caf-Fiends!

If you live in the United States in a good sized town, you can probably find a Starbucks on every corner. In Chicago, you certainly can. And while Starbucks may speak with terms like tall, grande, and venti other coffee shops don’t. Also, a Starbucks macchiato isn’t the same as a coffee shop macchiato.

Want to learn what those fancy Starbucks terms will get you at a regular coffee shop? Read on to find out!

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Kopakama Cooperative

Hey, Caf-Fiends!

I wanted to bring to you all two things–a life update and a story I recently read about the Kopakama Cooperative. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you already know that I’m a barista at Stellar Beans in Lake Charles, LA. I know, first I drink the coffee then I write about the coffee then I became a barista (Gilmore Girls reference anyone?). Anyway, I’m currently living at my parent’s house in Lake Charles, LA while I try and save money to move to Austin, TX where in two or three years time I hope to one day open a coffee shop!

Anyway, I’m currently living at my parent’s house in Lake Charles, LA while I try and save money to move to Austin, TX where in two or three years time I hope to one day open a coffee shop! Well, that’s my little blurb about me, let’s move on to the real story–The Kopakama Cooperative.

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Seven Favorite Chicago Places

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It’s tourism season in Chicago. The city is bustling with people from many different parts of the world. There are people from Europe, Asia, South America and many other countries all here to visit the Second City and to see what it has to offer.
More tourists mean that they are all looking for some place to visit and dine while visiting our beautiful city. I decided to share seven of my favorite places to dine in Chicago.

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Brunch at DryHop Brewers

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Two weeks ago I went to brunch with my brunch buddy Kara, at DryHop Brewers off of Belmont Ave. We had a blast! We didn’t feel rushed at all and ended up spending 2 hours there, we each got a beer flight, eating and taste testing the beers.

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Decide what you read on www.coffeecolumnist.com!

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Help decide what kind of content you read on www.coffeecolumnist.com!

Lifestyle, beauty, fashion, crafts, DIY, food and people in Chicago. Do you have a favorite place in Chicago I should check out? Let me know by filling out the form located here!

If I decide to write your blog post idea you’ll get a special shout out on all of my social media pages!

 

Huh? Experience before experience?!

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You’ve just graduated from college. Congratulations! Your whole life is ahead of you. You’ve dreamed of this moment for a while now and you’re excited! You have every right to be! However, once the partying dies down and the congratulations are over it’s time to get down to business.

Unfortunately, you won’t be defeating any Huns (although the mountains of applications to fill out may seem Hun like). You’ll probably spend a month filing out specific job applications catered to your course of study at college. Quickly, you’ll realize though that many of the applications state that you must have at least 2 years of experience or 3-5 years of experience.

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