Working at Starbucks has been one of those dreams come true in a way that I'm doing something I actually really love and the benefits are insanely amazing. Free drinks and a scholarship program? Um, definitely yes, please. There's more than that though, I genuinely love coffee. If I've never mentioned that, you shoul probably know that I've been drinking coffee since I was three. Granted it was, like, not even, a quarter of a cup of coffee in my chocolate milk but I developed a taste for it despite that and it's definitely stuck with me through the years.
Currently, however, I'm going through a training program to become a Coffee Master. Sort of like Starbucks' elite baristas who really immerse themselves in the different coffees and learning about the whole process that the beans go through from being grown to being ground. And it's SO MUCH FUN! It also means I get a super fancy black apron after certification with my name sewn onto it and every thing!
Starbucks has also helped me to get into university. I'll start at Arizona State University online very soon and I'm really excited. Not only that, but I'm looking at a transfer to Seattle in hopes of actually getting my foot in the door into our corporate offices. Things are moving really fast and I'm really excited about every thing. I love working for this company and I love the creativity I'm allowed to express and the ideas I'm encouraged to share! I really look forward to writing more about coffee and my experience with Starbucks and my coffee adventures!