The Blonde Cuban

by thestarvingartistfood

Blonde Cuban

So it’s about time I tell you about my new job…. my new job that I’ve had for almost 4 months. Yes, your favorite starving artist has done the cliche starving artist thing and got a night job working as a barista at a local hipster coffee hang known as the Bourgeois Pig. I have to say, I really lucked out. The shop is literally on the same block as my apartment. I walk 20 seconds to the end of my street and I’m at work. I make people coffee, sass them up, get some laughs, and generally have a great time while making some extra cash. I’ve even met a few producers and film makers – hot damn. It really is the perfect job both for my life (bank account) and my personality. And of course, I get hands on experience in a whole new culinary realm.

Funnily enough I’ve never been a big coffee drinker, particularly not espresso (we are exclusively and espresso bar btw). Generally it’s too intense and bitter for me, but I do love things that TASTE like coffee… like ice cream… and ice cream…. It should come as no surprise that a few weeks in I began to experiment with my own concoctions. The single life-changing discovery that I owe to the Pig is the Cuban Coffee – a shot of espresso that is made with cinnamon and raw sugar layered into the actual espresso. It’s divine. But, being the coffee wuss that I am, I needed to make it into a latte to really be able to enjoy it. Thus, my signature drink was born: the Blonde Cuban. It’s an iced double shot Cuban latte with two pumps of vanilla made with almond milk. Refreshing, a little sweet, with that essence of cinnamon running through. Yum. Stop on by and I’ll make you one. More to come I’m sure…


soxfan4eva September 25, 2013 - 3:27 pm

Dave, I knew it was a matter of time you’d ‘partake’! What do I need, just vanilla syrup? You’re making them the next time you’re ‘home’, right? 😉 DaddO

Terri aka. Mom September 25, 2013 - 4:41 pm

It sounds wonderful Dave! I’m with Daddo!

Holli fromThisBestLife September 25, 2013 - 10:18 pm

That does sound like a dream job! I’ve always wanted to work in a coffee shop.

The Starving Artist September 26, 2013 - 9:38 am

It’s soooo much fun. I would never do it in a chain coffee shop, though – totally different animal. Local all the way! 😀

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