The world of coffee for me started long ago. I was fresh out of high school and I needed a second job. Naturally, I looked to the local hang out coffee shop. The baristas were friendly, regulars welcoming, and the staff included my older brother and many of his buddies. It seemed like a perfect fit. I learned quickly and moved up to shift supervisor. It was a great place to learn, grow and develop many long lasting relationships but there was a disconnect. I look back now and realize that what I was looking for all along could not be found in a large corporation.
Through the years I found what I thought was my dream job, working with adults with disabilities. I taught them all the job skills that I thought would help them be more independent. My students are hardworking and honest. The students I work with have a hunger to learn and help others. I quickly learned that they had more to teach the world than I ever could. Everyday is a new adventure and a new skill to conquer but again in this position there was a disconnect. I found myself working two jobs for ten years. One because I loved what I did but full time was not offered. The other to supplement what was lacking in the first. Many asked me how I work so much and split my time between two places. My response was always, “My students are worth it!” Time passed by and I watched many students graduate but I too felt like I needed to move on to something new and exciting.
Never did I imagine that the one position I was looking for could be created. As I hit a plateau with my career, I felt lost. Only with the encouragement of friends and loved ones did I start to look down other avenues. Enter the idea of Rosetta Coffee Brewing Company. This coffee shop embodies all the qualities I hold dear and have attempted to teach to others. Handcrafted beverages and pastries made by baristas and chefs who hone their craft and seek continued improvement are all qualities embedded within our company. It is not about speed, but enjoying quality coffee.
I worked as long and hard as long as I did to be ready for this endeavour. We were ready and the community is ready to explore the world of coffee with us.
As an individual this dream is just that, a dream but combined with the expertise and tenacity of my partners this is a reality. We each have talents in different areas, combined it is something very special that we want to share with each and every one of you.