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Emma Francois
My Coffee Rituals: Different Coffee Experiences and Connections

My Coffee Rituals: Different Coffee Experiences and Connections

"The story is fuller, somehow, when it’s told through java." Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, wrote about the coffee shop as an anomaly, a place where a dedicated introvert like herself can go to be around people, to experience kinship, but in a snug, liminal way. This phenomenon, of drinking coffee and working alone yet feeling, somehow, completely connected to everything alive, coincided with the rise of the internet that solidified coffee as the center of the world, analog or digital. In many ways, the coffee shop itself is...

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Jessica Hubbard
Empowered: Women in Leadership at Compass

Empowered: Women in Leadership at Compass

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we recently released the limited edition RBG Tin, in partnership with Academy Award winner, Freida Lee Mock, and her documentary film, Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer for gender equality. Among many other things, RBG paved the way for women by fighting for equal pay in the workplace. This allowed for many, myself included, to find their voice and pursue their professional passions.Four years ago, when I first began at Compass, I was just looking for a summer job. But what I quickly learned was that this...

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Kenneth Fleming
The most common myths, misconceptions, and factoids about coffee that even the most devout coffee lovers get wrong.

The most common myths, misconceptions, and factoids about coffee that even the most devout coffee lovers get wrong.

Compass Coffee goes MythBusters on these coffee myths, misconceptions, and factoids. Whether they brew their own cup before leaving the house in the morning or buy a cup on the way in to work or school (or both) for many people, coffee is inextricably linked to their morning routines. Though we’re so familiar with coffee in our daily lives, chances are we believe one or more of these commonly held misconceptions, myths, or factoids. Read on to find out which myths have some truth in them and which are just plain wrong. Espresso contains more caffeine than drip coffee Well,...

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Kenneth Fleming
See Us for Us

See Us for Us

SEE US FOR US This February, in honor of Black History Month, Compass is proud to celebrate our leaders' unique stories. We invite our customers to move past the stereotypes, the misconceptions, the assumptions, and get to know the individuals who make up our cafés. Click through for more!

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