Barista Life LA
I'm a Los Angeles native, born the daughter of two felons from South Central LA. 'Easy' is the last word I'd use to describe my upbringing but without the struggle I wouldn't be the proud black woman I am today. My journey to come to love the world of coffee beans is a long one. I've made my way from observer, casual drinker, to an expert over the last 15 years. It's a journey that's proven not just educational, but incredibly rewarding. In 2014, I was introduced to Specialty Coffee and ever since have been learning more about latte art, espresso, upping my sensory awareness, learning more about grind settings, and opening myself up more to the coffee community. Since then, I decided to dedicate myself to becoming a Coffee Master and sharing the knowledge that I've acquired with any and everyone that I can! A struggle doesn't have to be the end to your story, and coffee helped me realize just that.