A few months back I was in Cupertino, and quite by chance found a truly outstanding coffee shop – Bitter and Sweet. Given I had unsuccessfully tried Yelp, Google and Foursquare for recommendations for decent coffee I was kind of stunned to walk a couple of blocks from the Cypress Hotel and come across a local indie place. Launched by Janice Chua in 2011 Bitter and Sweet is the real deal – celebrating great coffee but also coffee craft.
A confident business is not afraid to celebrate its people, and realises that “the team” is more than the executive staff. A confident business celebrates people and skill. A confident business does things like… have a blog called Meet Our Baristas.
This is Allen. He rocks.
My favourite comment from his Q&A?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be just like Janice.
When your employees want to be like you when they grow up, you’re doing something very right. Janice Chua- I salute you, and your staff. Bitter and Sweet is the only place in Cupertino to have a coffee.
disclosure: i am a mad coffee snob.