A KCMO native, Sadie’s love affair with coffee began with a trusty Mr. Coffee pot and shared mugs of morning goodness around the kitchen table in middle school. She cruised through the remainder of adolescence on a wave of travel mug caffeination, and fell in love with the barista-customer relationship potential behind the bar of a Caribou Coffee in a Hy-Vee Grocery store.
A year at The Roasterie solidified her barista affinity, and a curiosity in the ‘behind the scenes’ workings of the high-energy machine that is specialty coffee led her to About The Coffee, where she brewed pourovers, sorted espresso machine parts and opened people’s eyes to the thrilling possibilities of the home brew bar.
This is where she met Jason Burton, and after her first Caffeine Crawl in Denver, she was hooked. Coffee and connections - what else is there, really? A few years as a volunteer Caffeine Crawl tour guide (and total groupie) accented a year behind the bar at Quay Coffee, and she came on board with The LAB in spring of 2014, travel mug in hand, spreadsheets at the ready.
Relocating to Fort Collins, CO in December of 2014 means she drinks all the local coffee she can get her hands on by day, and all the craft beer (and whiskey!) she pleases by night - with a mountain view whenever possible. Libation overlap? Usually - FoCo’s day drinking game is on point, and in her book, it’s never too late for more coffee. Behind the bar at Everyday Joe's as a volunteer barista part time, and behind the engaging details of Caffeine Crawl full time, she stays caffeinated and connected with frequent trips to Caffeine Crawl cities, and soaks up the thing she loves most wherever she finds it - community created over cups of coffee.