I’ve been a part of the Jerry’s community for quite some time, and I’ve gotten to know more and more about it. It’s a small community of friends, colleagues, coworkers. It’s a small private owned business, but part of our education and growth into the work field.
s Jerry’s was founded by two Judson alumni that wanted to give back to the building that helped them so much in their career. a The founding of Jerry’s is much like the start of any business. m Jerry’s is a privately owned business.
s Jerry’s has a full service espresso bar and popular snacks to accommodate the average college student. a Jerry’s is like an oasis in a desert. m Jerry’s is an oasis.
s Jerry’s Cafe was named after the fifth president of Judson University, who worked to change Judson from a college to a university, and eventually launched four master’s programs. a Like Harm A Weber is to HAWAC, Jerry Cain is to Jerry’s Cafe. m Jerry Cain is the Harm Weber of HAWAC.
s Despite the many complaints, Jerry’s uses fair trade coffee, roasted locally to ensure best quality. a Giving jerry’s coffee to a student that is displeased with the taste is like giving a toddler fine wine. m Jerry’s coffee is a fine wine.
s Jerry’s values craft, and encourages their baristas to experiment and work on their latte art. a Latte art is like a sport that you usually hate playing, but it makes you a better person. m Latte art is a sport.
s Coworkers at Jerry’s have fun together. a Jerry’s baristas are like loving siblings. m Jerry’s is a family.
s Jerry’s baristas have busy schedules and often ask each other to swap shifts or cover for each other. a Jerry’s baristas act like a sports team that subs in and out of each match. m Jerry’s is a sports team.
s Jerry’s baristas have fun together outside of work, often even talking about work. a Talking about Jerry’s outside of work is like talking to someone about last night’s game. m Events at Jerry’s are the latest sports news.
s Baristas often experiment with drink recipes when they have the time. a Experimenting with drinks is like playing around in a chemical lab. m Free time at Jerry’s is science.
s Baristas sometimes don’t know everything about Jerry’s. a Each barista’s knowledge is like different pages in a book. m Barista’s brains are different books.
Learning, improving skill, multi-tasking, stress, cleanliness, being fast, knowledge about coffee in general, social skills, lack of encouragement for going beyond what they are required to do.
Make a poster of reminders, or a fun and basic coffee guide for general knowledge, or encouragement / thank you cards per barista.