Monday, April 18, 2011

coffee shop talk...

SO, this post is less about the title...more about just getting a new post up on my blog because I feel like the blogging craze in our family is sort of fizzled and I want updates from everyone else while at the same time neglecting my totally bad grammar in that last sentence and all, I am settling in for a post.
Last week was our opening week at the Electric Bean. While this is exciting and the work is fun for the most is a lot of work! I put in 70 hours last week just in time behind the in, I am not counting the hours of ordering supplies, picking up supplies and scheduling everyone for their hours for the week and for next week. (side note: it is surprising how difficult it is to nail down a schedule in a culture so set on schedules!) So, needless to say, I am pretty tired but I believe in the purpose of the place so I know it is worth it. The day to day of running a coffee shop is just as fun as I always thought it would be, even the things that go wrong are sort of fun because it is interesting to see how our volunteers react to things (or freek out...depending on their personality) The slow times are fun too, that's when we really get to know each other...and there is just something about sitting down and having coffee together that makes people share more than they normally that is always fun and informative.
Biggest challenge would probably be the tiredness...which I am hoping and praying will start to subside a bit. If you have met me you know that I don't really get along with any of the AM hours so being here at 5:30 every morning sort of hurts me physically. But I am mentally and physically starting to adjust(I found that out this morning when I woke up at 4:30, still dark out and the world was frozen around me...and it felt 'normal').
So, as I get ready to sign off for now...I am going to have the rest of my coffee...and make a few for whoever comes in!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Coffee, coffee, coffee...

The Electric Bean is open today! We are very excited as this is the cumulation of LOTS of work from lots of people and what feels like a long time! For those of you who are in town, we are open all week from 6am-9pm and even later on Friday and Saturday nights. Come see and taste!