Here we go!
I think I am ready to announce my new job, officially. It’s still a work in progress, but then again so is everything, right?
I have founded TampTamp Inc., a company dedicated to making the lives of coffee professionals easier. Sorry the website is ugly, we haven’t had time to design it yet, really. We have three branches:
TempTamp – a temporary agency for baristas. We have great baristas that will fill holes in schedules in NYC coffee shops.
TampCamp – a training center for baristas who want to learn more, owners who need a space to train, and anyone who wants to learn how to make and taste great coffee.
Coffee Planners – helping owners find solutions for their cafes, in whatever form it takes.
I’ve been working on the project for a little over a month, and it’s going very well so far. We’ve currently worked temp shifts at two Joe locations, at Everyman Espresso, at the Alessi store in SoHo and at a new Cafe in Williamsburg called Variety. We’ve also met with several owners who are thinking of opening shops, thinking of adding coffees to their menus, or want to work to improve their shops. It’s definitely been exciting so far, and I can’t wait to get 100% operational!
Neil & I have been working on this almost non-stop for a month, and Dan Griffin has been integral in the project as well. We’re a rag-tag team, but we seriously love coffee, so we’ve decided to take a plunge and see what happens. Wish us luck!