"I started as a barista in 2008. I was just so grateful to have a job where people were happy to show up and do their work and feel good about it.
There’s a joy in coffee. This element of community where you’re actually doing something with results. You’re brewing, you’re roasting and everyone can kind of gather around and agree upon this thing together. You’re working towards the same goal of making this product as delicious as possible for someone, and it touches a lot of different people along the way.”
What I Love Most About Oakland
"Oakland's got a really vibrant community and Blue Bottle’s made an effort to grow with that community. It’s is where we live. These are our people."