Ten years can fly by in the blink of an eye without any seemingly massive changes and shifts...or, as seems to be the case for us, each year can hold something new - a change in scenery, customers, staff. For those who are newer in joining us for a cup of coffee and a view of the city, they would think we are as we always were. However, for those who have journeyed with us from the beginning, they could regale you with tales of the changes over the years - the transition to roasting our own beans, the build-out from one room to two, the knocking down of "the wall," the new deck...the list goes on. Employees who once worked a shift all alone, kept company by crossword puzzles during slow times, are now used to working a shift with up to 5 teammates at any given moment.
While there hasn’t been a year where something hasn’t changed since we opened, the internal goal or underlying ethos since we started has remained the same - every year try to do something better. Try to do something new. Always be improving. Always be learning. We want to inspire people to be better and do whatever it is that makes them happy. But nothing means as much when we just talk about ourselves - it's the words of those who have witnessed "CREMA Through The Years" and stuck with us that really matter and speak the most. So we asked a few of those folks to take the mic and share a bit with us and you about what CREMA has meant to them.