Yes, It's true!
It’s official – we will be operating a new location located in the new Gates Hillman Centers, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. We expect to open by the first week of October!
We have hired 8 new and amazing baristas (not kidding either), who have been very busy training and getting immersed in the Tazza D’Oro culture/community. You will get to meet all of them. We expect that most of our team will be working in both locations with Rachel and Jennifer (new manager at CMU) holding down each location. We have also been busy with all things on the “list” and things that seem to get added every 10 minutes.
We are incredibly excited about our opportunity at CMU …we will have lots to discuss on this topic. We have staff who have stepped up to take on new responsibilities and roles, some are learning how to start a business, many have stepped up to make sure things in Highland Park continue to meet our expectations and a select few who are helping to keep me focused (snap, guys!).
First thing Wednesday morning, Katie, Jennifer, Morgan and I travel to Santa Cruz for an intense few days of additional training with all our guys at Verve Coffee Roasters. We will have lots to report and pics to send while we are there.
I said to Katie (we call her Face) today – “Face, why are you so excited about the trip?” Face says, “cause I get to torture you for 6 hours on the plane…just sayin!!!” Nice, AND she has no idea what I’m like on a plane for 5 or 6 hours…just sayin!
Many thanks to the Computer Science Committee who selected Tazza D’Oro to be at the Gates Hillmen Center. We appreciate and recognize what an incredible opportunity awaits us and we’re gettin ready!