The Reasons Why The Pour Over Exists
Blog Barista: Kim Ivey | Aug 6, 2018 | Workplace | Brew time: 3 min
Here at KL&A, little is more sacred than some well-brewed java (pun-intended); that’s why we’ve named our blog “The Pour Over,” after our favorite method of brewing coffee. It’s also a place where our knowledge and ideas will pour over from the fun and exciting projects we work on.
You may be wondering, how did coffee become so important to our company? Well shockingly enough, it was all derived from KL&A’s quintessential hipster, Tim.
As the story goes, Tim simply told KL&A’s co-founders, Jim Kunz and John Leigh, that employees would really appreciate and benefit from having coffee available to them throughout the day.
Jim and John, known for never doing anything half-heartedly, decided to invest in their employees and supply them with some superbly roasted beans and a variety of ways to brew them. Sourcing coffee beans, which are actually roasted seeds, from 3 different companies just to meet everyone’s tastes and preferences.
That’s it! The whole story.
No hard sell was needed. No big sales pitch was given. No proposal was prepared. It was just a simple, “okay.”
At KL&A, we believe if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. But, little did we know we’d be creating some pretty wicked coffee snobs as a result. Now, a day without coffee or coffee filters causes complete chaos at the office.
Now that the name of the blog (hopefully) makes more sense, you’re probably wondering who’s going to be writing these blog posts and why you should care.
Posts featured on “The Pour Over” will be written by our knowledgeable and fascinating employees. Topics will be as diverse and unique as the authors themselves. Software developers, project managers, business analysts, people with and without law degrees, cat meme fanatics, cycling enthusiasts, and coffee connoisseurs have volunteered to fill this space with the thoughts, ideas and knowledge they’ve gained from years of experience in our industry.
The authors of each post are not claiming to be the world’s foremost expert on the subject, but are sharing with you the lessons they’ve learned as they’ve grown as professionals and as people. We hope that you read each article so that you can expand your knowledge and grow along with us.
At KL&A we always welcome healthy discussion, which creates an environment for innovation and new ideas. So we invite you to comment and share some of your thoughts with us. Don’t agree with a post? That’s okay! We just ask you to keep it positive and professional.
Since this blog contains original content written by the KL&A staff who have volunteered their time to share their thoughts, we’ll only be pouring freshly brewed posts on Monday and Wednesday of each week.
So now that you know a little more about what you can expect from KL&A’s new blog, join us for a fireside chat every Monday and Wednesday to stay up-to-date on the latest industry news, tips, tricks, tutorials, and technologies. You’ll never know what you’ll learn or who you’ll meet when hanging around The Pour Over.
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