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A collection of blogs about the exceptional team members at Kaldi's Coffee

The People of Kaldi's Coffee

Blog Series
The People of Kaldi's Coffee: Kiersten
Here, we meet Kiersten, who has managed several cafes and just started at our Roastery.
The People of Kaldi's Coffee: Estevao
Here, we meet Estevao, who started in our Crescent cafe and is now roasting our coffee! 
The People of Kaldi's Coffee: Jordan
We sit down with Jordan, GM of our Atlanta cafes, to get his unique experiences and perspectives from working on the Emory University campus.
The People of Kaldi's Coffee: Lauren
We’re talking to Lauren, a Kaldi’s Coffee team leader who has mastered all areas of cafe operations, from the bakery to the coffee bar!
The People of Kaldi's Coffee: Bud
Bud has been with Kaldi’s since 2006. He has seen — and done — much at Kaldi's, and his story is as unique as his personality. Meet Bud, lead roaster and so much more!
The People of Kaldi's Coffee: New Team Members
We mix it up with three profiles in one post. Join us as we profile a few new team members and get their perspective on what it’s like to join the Kaldi's Coffee team.
The People of Kaldi's Coffee: Lupe and Maria
Sisters Lupe and Maria have a collective 45+ years working for Kaldi's Coffee. We were thrilled to sit down with them and hear two stories that are so entwined with the story of Kaldi's itself.
The People of Kaldi's Coffee: Phil
Phil started with Kaldi's Coffee in 2010. Since then, his passion for continual improvement and willingness to always lend a hand have taken him into every area of the cafés. His story is unique, his perspective is fascinating, and his demeanor is simply a joy to be around. Meet Phil today!
The People of Kaldi's Coffee: Jake Simorka
Jacob Simorka, one of our dedicated coffee roasters, has a long background in hospitality and cafe service. We interviewed Jake to learn more about his background and passions.
The People of Kaldi's Coffee: Lyndsey Patel
Our Director of Sales, Lyndsey Patel, sits down with us to talk about her unique experiences and lifelong mission to give back.
The People of Kaldi's Coffee: Elle
Elle is the General Manager of our downtown Clayton location at the Crescent. She's genuine, passionate, and has a rich history in the coffee world. From St. Louis to Kansas City and back, we invite you to learn more about Elle

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Teams, Groups, and Special Relationships

Glitter Cat Barista Boot Camp
Matt Foster gives us an inside look at an incredible weekend.
Coffee in Good Spirits Champion Matt Foster
An interview with Matt about his background, experiences, and triumph at the first ever Coffee in Good Spirits championship in 2019.
The "Secret" Team Behind Your Coffee
The Kaldi’s Coffee Tech Team is a core component of our larger vision, but one that doesn’t often get big headlines. Learn more about the team that keeps the machines singing and the 'spros slinging!
Relationship Spotlight: Gold Mountain Coffee Growers
Our relationship with Gold Mountain Coffee Growers goes back more than 10 years, and in 2020 we've celebrated this partnership more than ever. Read more about the excellent work and our local connection here!
A Barista's Experience with Glitter Cat's DiGiTiTiON
Barista Jalen Kelly shares his words on the transformative experience he had judging a virtual coffee competition, Glitter Cat’s DiGiTiTiON, in the fall of 2020.
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