Meet Chris: To Church Street … and Beyond

Chris is with us for just a few more weeks before he goes back to school for his doctorate in Public Health from UAB … then he plans to move from the espresso bar to the café, where he’ll fuel his studying with his favorite soy mocha hazelnut lattes.


Chris’s energy level is unmatched — he goes “to infinity and beyond” for every single cup of coffee. We call him Buzz Lightyear because he puts all of himself into everything he does, whether it’s making the perfect latte, digging into a new book, exploring a theory, or even prepping our homemade whipped cream.


Chris’s latest obsession is The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens, which he says should be called The Heart, the Fist … and the Mind because it’s so insightful. He also just finished Howard Wasdin’s SEAL Team Six, and his favorite book is The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan. Chris is also a serious True Blood fan, so he’s planning on taking a chance on Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse novels next.


Chris works most nights, so stop by to say hello, ask him about books, the Seven Stories theory of literature, or about his thoughts on non-dairy milks.

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