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Keeping up the tradition of Afternoon Tea

I have loved the aroma and taste of coffee for as long as I can remember. Even as a young child I recall looking forward to the sounds of my parents’ coffeemaker brewing and the aroma of Chock full o’Nuts wafting up the stairs each morning.

There’s no such thing as too much training

I know I touched upon this in an earlier blog, but it bears repeating. My biggest pet peeve—bar none—is poor customer service. Whether it is on an airplane, dealing with a communications or utility CSR over the phone, in retail store, and of course, in a café or restaurant; I have no patience for mediocre customer service.

How well are you servicing your customers?

I’m in a bit of a tizzy, or perhaps out-of-sorts is more apropos. I’d like to say “distraught” but that might be a tad dramatic. Why? Because my favorite barista has left my coffeehouse.

Remaining Neutral

I’m writing this column upon my recent return from the SCAA Symposium and Expo, and as I’m preparing to leave for our annual trade show, Tea & Coffee World Cup, which takes place in Kraków, Poland, May 10-12th.