— Tera —
— Shannon —
Once upon a time there was a regular customer who would always order the same thing: iced americano with a splash of heavy cream. Everyone behind the counter knew her name and she was featured as a local artist. This regular came in so often that Elise asked her if she wanted to get paid to be there! Why not work at your favorite place in town!
I adore long distance backpacking and do yoga any chance I can get. I am a certified yoga teacher. Me and my husband met at a coffee shop so they are very special places to us. I also love to go on walks, as far as my legs will take me. I love reading and riding my bike. I grew up exploring the desert of Nevada and have fallen in love with Utah. The smell of sage is where my true home is.
— Yasmine —
Yasmine loves everything about working at Affogato…the community, love, support, our customers and of course, making all of our amazing drinks! Her favorite is the Iced Oat Latte which consists of cold brew, a bit of honey, Oatly and ice.
Her ability to memorize most ALL of our loyal customers drinks is astounding as she often has their drinks ready before they finish at the register! Her gut laughter and beautiful authenticity shines through as she connects with both her co-workers and customers. Yasmine, you are one loved woman and thank you for being such an integral part of Affogato West
— Amanda —
Amanda’s adorable personality keeps us on our toes and can make us laugh at any given moment! She helps us learn the lingo of today’s world. One fun fact is that she can make you an amazing drink while reciting every line in the Step Brothers movie. Yep. Her favorite drink is an iced Americano, no cream please. And her favorite part about Affogato is being surrounded by so many empowered women!
One of her IG posts states, “Making my dreams into reality, and just laughing my way through the rest. Do your best. Work your hardest. Don’t let them tell you that it doesn’t pay off to be an artist.”
Her contributions are many and her willingness to assist us in ANY way finds us loving everything about her. Thank you, Amanda! We’re lucky ducks!
— Savana —
Savana loves the outdoors and exploring, including hiking, swimming, spelunking, and off-roading. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, but still looks forward to spending time alone with a good book. As a curious person with never-ending questions, Savana aspires to become an astronomer and make new discoveries about the cosmos. Affogato is Savana’s very first job, and she loves everything about it. The customers and making them smile, creating awesome drinks, and our fantastic southern Utah community. Her favorite drink is a Raspberry Almond Cold Brew with a splash of Oatly. Mmm delish!
It is a pure delight having Savana as an integral part of our Affogato Crew. And that girl can tell stories so be ready to listen! We love her to the moon and back and are so happy that her mother introduced her to us!
“For a little bit about my background, I come from a family of 11; I being the youngest. Growing up in a big family, I have had lots of opportunities to learn from my siblings, making me the wise owl I am today. I have always had a great appreciation for the outdoors. As a child, I would find any opportunity I could to begin my adventures in my backyard. My imagination has always been one of the most important elements of my personality. I often find myself drifting in my mind to different worlds and adventures. Which leads to my love for books. Since I was a kid I have always been fascinated with books. Each story is an adventure that I love to journey. One of my driving passions in life is art. Since I could pick up a crayon, I have been creating. Each art piece I make carries a part of me and my story. Someday I wish to share my art with the rest of the world.”
“The reason I choose to join the Affogato family is for just that reason: they’re a family. From the moment I first walked into Affogato, I knew that this was a place that I could call a second home. From the first day that I walked into work, Elise and all my coworkers have treated me with so much kindness and love. Every person that has walked into Affogato has brightened up my day with their bright smiles. I love the environment Affogato has, every person is welcomed with open arms and loving smiles. Coming into Affogato does not feel like going to work, I feel like I am spending time with wonderful people and enjoying the simple beauty of life.”
— Ashley —
Ashley’s favorite drink is an Iced Lavender Latte but switches between that and a Honey Oat Latte depending on the day.
Ashley loves to travel and enjoys visiting local coffee cafes in the various places that she visits.
She is excited to be a part of the Affogato crew and getting to meet so many other devoted Affogato customers.
— TamRa —
— Amelia —
I spend my days working out at CrossFit and hot yoga, studying, planning my next trip, and working at my favorite coffee shop, Affogato. I have recently visited Crackow, Amsterdam, Portland, Toronto, New York, San Francisco, and Punta Cana and in every one of these cities I have searched for the best café. Sometimes it is hard to find, and it takes me into the nooks and crannies of the city that the normal tourist would never go, but in the end, I find it!
Ashley is a newer resident to beautiful Southern Utah and made her way down here from Idaho in April of 2018. She is 25 years old and has a deep love for her plants, her friends, and definitely her coffee.
— Bonnie —
Bonnie’s favorite drink is the Honey Raspberry Latte with Almond milk. And as Bonnie states, “working at Affogato is all about friendships. Friendships that happen around the coffee culture. And with Elise! With adorable young baristas that accept me as a friend even though I could be their mom! And certainly with customers who quickly become friends. I’m really proud to be a small part of such a great progressive female family at Affogato”. Well, Bonnie we’re so proud and honored to enjoy every moment you spend with us!
She is class act. Always living in the present and is one of the kindness women on the planet. We all love Bonnie so much and appreciate and adore her gentleness and fun humor. We are all the better because of our Bonnie!
— Elise —
Elise West as many of you know is our phenomenal owner. She enjoys a Davis & Clark coffee to start off her day! Her passions include coffee, being involved in her community, her family, friends, and being a musician. A beach babe living out her dreams in the Utah desert. There is nothing she craves more than the salty air in her face and the sand between her toes. What keeps her sane in a desert you ask? Well Affogato West of course! When Elise envisioned her very own coffee house she wanted a comfy, funky place for people to be crying on shoulders, sharing happy moments, and simply living life all around her!
The love and energy that Affogato West exerts is nothing short of amazing. Is it normal to have this much love for your boss?!? Who cares, we love the heck out of her. There are too many hats Elise wears, and man does she pull them off! The time and energy she puts into the shop should leave her just enough time to sleep! But somehow she finds away to spend quality time with friends and family, which include 2 children, 5 grandchildren, her dad and beautiful friendships. Elise, from the bottoms off our little coffee filled hearts we thank you for your love and passion. We have so much more in store for the future but we could not do it without you. Thank you for creating not a coffee house, but a coffee home for all of us.
Love, The Breakfast Club (aka Affogato Employees)
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