it's possible that the holiday rush is winding down
i'm really proud of the baristas and all the employees of stumptown. this is the hardest time of year to work retail, everyone has been working ridiculous hours and business has been record-setting. in spite of this, in spite of the high level of stress and irritability of a percentage of customers this time of year, people have kept professional and kept having fun.
it's been awesome to watch.
i worked a great (partial) shift yesterday at the Belmont location. super fun. a great crew, fun customers... i had a really good time.
we sold out of the Panama Esmerelda. there is no more. it's amazing how many people have come in during the last two days looking for it.