Last Week’s QCTNT: Like a rock concert, but different.

The atmosphere was more akin to a rock concert than a low-key coffee shop get-together: thumping music, people sipping on beers, everyone packed together to stay close to the action and fans chanting the names of baristas as if they were rock stars. It was joked that the sharply-dressed male baristas should start a hipster boy band, since they obviously already possessed the ability to make crowds go wild.

Talk Coffee to Me

I encounter a lot of confusion behind the coffee counter, mostly because of a lot of the coffee misinformation that's floating around out there. I'm not going to claim that my definitions below are the end-all, be-all... but in the course of my coffee career I've seen all of these play out to be mostly accurate definitions. Write me via Carrier Pigeon if they're not.

Jaymin McAffrey, Holding Down the Fort in Davidson

When you meet Jaymin for the first time, you are struck by two things: his tall, lanky frame and his huge grin. Jaymin is a the textbook positive person, going with the flow, looking on the bright side, and having no trouble making people laugh along the way. He's a true goofball, who seems to feel more at home making silly faces than striking a serious pose for the camera. Above all, he truly loves coffee and the people he gets to serve it to.