I am currently doing post-graduate study in journalism at La Trobe University (I finished studying in 2010). I also work on campus at a little cafe called Caffeine (not anymore, now a 9-5er). On an average day we’ll drop 1500 shots of espresso, that’s about 11ccbags of coffee not including all the chai lattes and hot chocolates that require no added caffeine, unless you want a mocha or something god-awful. Making all those  drinks takes a bit of effort, especially when you’re the only one on the machine, but man time goes by fast. The job has amazing perks, I am able to converse with lecturers and students from a variety of disciplines and if necessary ask for some extra help on an assignment, but I guess that depends on the quality of my lattes. You learn a lot about people when conducting a transaction or having a simple chat which is the purpose of this blog. I’ve decided to share some of my day to day encounters with you, enjoy. (I didn’t want to change my original About Page because it explains most of this blog, which is now a little bit different)

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4 Responses to “About Me”


  1. 1 Vanessa October 18, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Hi Meghan
    Your blog is great..
    If you’re ever looking for work as a barrista please do let me know!!

  2. 2 mira goes to market April 4, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Hello fellow lover of bean.
    You are one of my 15 favourite blogs on wordpress and because of this, I am nominating you for the WordPress Versatile Bloggers Award http://wp.me/p1Kawi-80

    PS Montreal’s Little Italy (where I live) have some of the finest cafés outside of Italy 😉

  3. 3 coffeelove April 21, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I just have to ask. Is there ever a day you feel like you want to go back to hospitality / making coffee? This recently happened to me. I had to give up my job (which required a uni degree) due to illness. I now don’t think I can go back to the stress of a teaching job and would rather work in a cafe or coffee shop making coffee. If you could let me know your honest feelings and answer my question that would be great. My family don’t make me feel so great about this decision. However, making coffe is what would make me happiest right now. I love coffee!

    • 4 FAI April 23, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      Yes, all the time! I have been working in an office now for about 6 years and not a day goes by I don’t miss making coffee. The customers, instantaneous feedback and straightforwardness of it all. One day I’ll go back to it like you have for now, I’m jealous from afar.


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