A Response to the U.S. Air Strikes in Syria

There’s been a grief-induced pit of nausea in my gut lately. It started when I heard about the chemical attack on Syrian civilians and grew worse when I heard about the U.S. Air Strike last night. I will never rejoice in the face of death, even if it is the death of a terrorist. I…

The Future of ASipoftheCity

A few weeks ago I had a coffee date with a new blogger friend. She asked what I was passionate about, and I began talking about refugees. After a  five-minute soap box speech she asked, “why aren’t you blogging about that?” It was a question I’d asked myself before, so I smiled and spewed out…

Barista of the Month : Clinton Hodnett

“Cafes have historically been the hotspot for social change. That needs to continue.” Inspired by President Trump’s election, a years long desire to actively engage in social justice and a passion for and ability to provide excellent coffee to the public, Clinton Hodnett is making his statement a reality. Hodnett, the Head Barista and Technician…

Coffee & Conversations| Indie Twenty

One of my favorite thing to do is meet one-on-one with people over coffee. The Buffalo Bloggers network has introduced me to so many new faces in this city, and while it’s fun to network at monthly events, it’s also overwhelming. I’ve made it somewhat of a personal goal to go on casual coffee dates with…

Coffee & Conversations | Peach Parade

Buffalo is full of creative people. Whether in the city or the suburbs, the number of men and women forging their own path and creating lives they love is steadily growing. It only made sense to start talking to them – over coffee, of course – and sharing their stories. Emily Spina, the natural self-care guru…

Coffee Education at Public Espresso

  Specialty coffee is slowly catching on in Buffalo and for the people working in the industry, education is a critical part of expanding the movement. Education in a Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks and Tim Horton’s dominated region isn’t always easy, but it’s the foundation of Public Espresso + Coffee’s weekly classes, called Assembly Nights. I…