Last, but definitely not least! Our current manager of the cafe for 4 years now; Michelle. We asked her the following questions:
1. Have you always liked coffee? Why?
I was around 18 - 20 years old when I started to really enjoy coffee; I have never not enjoyed it. However, my preference used to be tea because all I had to drink was instant coffee; I think my transition into a love of coffee started around 12 years ago when I stopped drinking instant coffee altogether.
I love the flavours, and the warmth it brings. Someone once said that coffee in the morning is like a warm hug in a drink, and I agree.
2. What's your favorite thing about coffee / cafe culture?
Community & friendships.
It's where life and relationships happen. I have always loved coffee / cafe culture; building friendships, asking questions, and getting to know people feels so much more natural over a cup of coffee.
3. What's a fun fact about you?
I coached high school field & indoor hockey for 4 years.
4. What's your favorite season?
I love winter; I love the cold (even though I come from a warm climate, I love the winter feels). It also means more hot drinks and more coffee.
5. What's a crazy story that not many people know?
A number of years ago, I was in Mozambique, and ended up with tick bite fever. One evening, while I was sleeping, with the window open, I woke up to the feeling of something moving (gently jumping) down my arm and leg. I was too afraid to turn my torch on to see what creature it could be, but I was also unsure if it was actually happening, or if I was hallucinating the feeling, as I had a high fever. Eventually, after a while of feeling no more movement,I got up to use the bathroom, and found a small bat hanging off the end of my bed. I was not impressed!
Michelle is such a significant person for the meeting place cafe. She has such a heart to see our community grow and become stronger than ever.
We hope you have a beautiful & productive week! We look forward to seeing you when you come in to The Meeting Place Cafe to try our new summer specials, and chat with one of our wonderful staff!
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Blessings & Merry Christmas,
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