Tazza D'Oro's Ninth Anniversery!
On Monday, June 23rd Tazza D’Oro will celebrate NINE YEARS of being in business, making great coffee and hanging out with our people. In many ways it feels like it was just the other day that we opened and when I think back to all the experiences and memories then nine years is about right.
I was telling Amelia about the first day of business – I was so nervous the night before that I asked Stephan and Kara to show up the next morning at 5 am even though we didn’t open for business until 7am. We had practiced and trained for 2 weeks before we opened so on the first morning we got everything done in a half hour. We didn’t know what to do with ourselves for the next hour and half so we re-cleaned and rearranged the whole dinning room for the hundreth time. Kara and Stephan were awesome – totally organized and confident. Then, finally our first customer – a large coffee and cinnamon roll, we rang them up and realized I forgot to put any money or change in the register. YIKES. BTW, our first day was one of the best days of my life and I will never, ever forget it.
Thank you to all the current and past Tazza D’Oro staff, Batdorf and Bronson, our coffee roaster, the Highland Park community, the Highland Park CDC, the great Senator Ferlo, ELDI, my family, friends and to all you great coffee lovin’ customers. I am reminded everyday how lucky I am to have Tazza D’Oro and to be surrounded by such awesome staff and customers. Mille grazie!