Verve’s Alexandra Littlejohn On Cafes And Na...

Verve’s Alexandra Littlejohn On Cafes And Nail Salons


Some more required reading from Verve Coffee Roasters’ Alexandra Littlejohn, from her personal blog “Living Between Sky And Earth, With Coffee“:

Nail Salons are my happy place.

Much like the cafe is a happy place for many of our customers, I hold my local and all nail salons as a sacred and cherished place in my day. A place I go to make myself feel better, get pretty and have “me” time.

What the hell does the nail salon have to do with being a barista? Or the coffee house and specialty coffee culture you ask? Well, I’m gonna tell you. . .

Many of us, if not all of us as coffee professionals, has had a horrific customer experience at a cafe, whether it be the coffee or the customer service, 99% of the time, it’s the customer service. With all these posts about the “Bitter Barista” and “How not to be a dick” articles, I thought I would respond with a different type of post. I am not usually the one to post in response to something, but in this case, I can’t just turn a blind eye.

I bring up the Nail Salon, my happy place, my home away from home. If you’ve ever been to a nail salon, the first thing they do is say “Hi! Honey” or “Hello my friend, what you need today?” Off the bat, a friendly greeting and an inquiry into how they can help you.

Read the whole thing here via Living Between Sky & Earth, With Coffee.

Photo borrowed with aplomb from OC Weekly.




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