Here at RoosRoast, shit gets REAL on the daily. Just this week we’ve dealt with…
All the cafes around us closing shop, a team of internet hackers plotting to destroy us (the reason why our Comcast was so slow), our boss, who opened up a can of WHOOP-ASS on a crew of DTE “green dot card” fraud-sters trying to steal our money, studies in the chemistry of milk steaming, steam wands which were all salty this morning, and some crazy lady, distraught because she couldn’t log onto our wifi, who almost ran into a semi-truck last week as she peeled out of our driveway.
I am not kidding. Want some more? Oh, I’ve got more.
Our head roaster now channels his inner Matt Damon on a regular basis. You can catch him exhibiting his ninja like reflexes a la Jason Bourne or constantly outsmarting the higher educated culture of the city he lives in, a la Will Hunting. We now hold regular Good Will Hunting scene synopses in the back of our shop – Boston accents and all.
Our boss is quickly losing what is left of his mind. He can usually be seen running – yes, running – around the shop saying “hey babe! HEY! BABE! What do you need? What can I get for you?” or speeding around town in the RoosRoast van, delivering coffee to the under-slept and unmotivated people of Ann Arbor.
The other day I made someone a salted caramel mocha. Like, seriously, WHO AM I?!
This is not Starbucks, people.
THIS IS REAL LIFE. We are not faking it. This isn’t Hungry Jack mashed potatoes from a box, kids. This is real russets from Idaho. Hand-mashed and mixed with butter, garlic and salt for your pleasure. Yum yum.
Bottom line? We are the real deal. We’re real humans with real personalities. We want to get to know you, make you a drink, call you our friend. (Have I mentioned lately how much the RoosRoast staff enjoys making friends?) If you’re looking for a robot-barista who takes your order, makes you a half-assed drink with a frown, and throws it on the counter, then you’re out of luck. If you’re looking for a group of interesting individuals who chat you up behind the counter, make you kickass beverages and truly care about their jobs and the quality of the drinks they serve, then you’ve come to the right place.