30 Oct '16, 3pm

Bloom Chicago Sparks Discussions In The Coffee Community

Bloom Chicago Sparks Discussions In The Coffee Community

The always entertaining and insightful Marcus Boni—Vice President of Retail for Intelligentsia Coffee —took the stage shortly after lunch and immediately offered to perform a musical number upon request. Sadly, no one asked; which must have been because we did not want to do anything to distract him from sharing his wisdom on ‘Carving a Career in Coffee.’ With honesty, vulnerability, and more than one Britney Spears reference, Marcus contrasted his own complex career path with the much more linear one typical of the previous generation and went of to say that it is absolutely essential for each person to find their own path, which might look nothing like Marcus’s or anyone else’s. His advice for doing so included looking for shared values with potential employers, being really honest with yourself about what types of jobs you will actually hate, being willing to “build a p...

Full article: http://baristamagazine.com/blog/20134-2/

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