Greg Buchheister — Owner/Founder of Coffeebar
How did you end up in Truckee and what do you love most about our community? I had been in Colorado my whole life and it was time for a change. A really cool experience in India guided me in this direction. Once I breathed the air on a cool spring morning, I knew I was home! I love it that Truckee is a real community, not a just a layer of sweet cream with a luke warm underbelly, like some other places I know. 🙂
Why do you love coffee? I love the ritual behind coffee. It starts with the smell of the grinds, the weight of the portafilter handle in my hand. It intensifies with brown espresso glooping into my 6 oz white porcelain cup. My stretching milk hits that perfect pitch. Perfect silky white goodness pours into my cup and a shake or two produces an apple balanced atop the drink. The mouth-watering anticipation of my first cappuccino of the day… is almost complete… the perfect start to every day.
What do you like most about being a barista? I like that I can be so present… living life 25 seconds at a time… very Buddha-esque.
From your perspective, what makes Coffeebar special? Our secret ingredient: LOVE!
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From: Originally Reno, but have lived in Truckee for 9 years
How did you end up in Truckee, and what do you love most about our community? After living in Boulder, CO my husband and I wanted to move back near family in Reno, but we wanted to continue to live in the mountains. Truckee was a great choice.
Why do you love coffee? I love the flavor and complexity of coffee. I love how it pairs with so many ingredients to make delicious desserts. Last but not least, I love that it wakes me up!
What do you love most about being a pastry chef at Coffeebar? Baking and creating desserts is definitely my true passion. I love sweetening up someone’s day with a little treat.
From your perspective, what makes Coffeebar special? Coffeebar is special because of so many reasons….great people who work there, delicious coffee and food, great and loyal customers, and I love that it has so many similarities to a true coffeebar in Italy.
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Christie (Crispy) Olson — Chef
From: Davis, CA
How did you end up in Truckee and what do you love most about our community? I moved up here to work for one winter season and learn to snowboard, which led me to decide I don’t actually enjoy snow sports. Yet, here I am, six years later! I found so many like-minded people here, and with such beautiful scenery I couldn’t bring myself to leave.
Why do you love coffee? CAFFEINE!!
What do you like most about being a chef at Coffeebar? I prefer to call myself a Sandwich Artist! I don’t like to slap things together and call it good, I make all my food with love!!
From your perspective what makes Coffeebar special? We try to create a welcoming environment for everyone. We joke around and get silly and it’s great when customers join in. I love learning names and developing a relationship with people beyond what they eat or drink everyday.
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