Jacksons’s Customer of the Week is a weekly blog post featuring Jackson’s customers. Here you will find what each customer enjoys most about Jacksons Coffee, their favorite dishes and drinks, and a haiku.
If you enjoy laughing then spend the afternoon with Annie H! She is bubbly and bright as she is smart and passionate. Certainly anyone could draw a parallel from a child’s laughter to Annie’s joy but her joy seems to originate from the inside and never is it a mime. Annie is a regular at our Cafe hours and our Bistro hours. From time to time she will hold events on our back patio, where she shares what she calls, “the perfect time.”
Annie joined me for a Sunday afternoon where I grilled her about her love of Jacksons Coffee over warm drinks while it snowed outside:
Do you remember your first time at Jackson? No but it was coming in for coffee. I definitely wandered in here when you guys opened a couple months after I moved here. I thought, “Oh! There’s a local place! I’m gonna go to my local place.” And then I never left.
Do you live in the area? YES!
You don’t work in the area but you used to do your work in Jackson… I DID! Yes I had taken a month off of work and was camped out here a lot. When the internet went off I would go home and then come back for a glass of wine.
You’ve hosted events at Jackson, why do you choose Jacksons Coffee? So the first time I was trying to think of a place that I liked, that was close to home, and that had really affordable things for all my friends. So at the last minute I didn’t think I’d celebrate my birthday and a close friend ended up throwing me a birthday party and said, “You choose exactly where you want to go.”
So we came here. It was extraordinary. Joseph was the king of making everyone feel so comfortable. We only had the little area in the front. My friend was a party planner she brought haikubes and everyone was invited to write a haiku about me. Even Joseph and the rest of the staff did it! Everyone had a great time and they were so kind.
Everyone had so much fun I decided to do it here again. This time we took up the back patio and it was lovely!
Tell me about the most interesting place you have gone after getting your morning Jacksons Coffee? The Pride Parade! I came in for my coffee and then headed out. I am part of the gay/lesbian rowing crew and I’m the token straight girl. It’s fantastic. They built a huge rowing boat for the parade. They rowed down the street and there were even people in leather. They looked hot!
HAHAHA! That’s excellent! Tell us more about you, what is your job? I work for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI for short. Our function is to help people make informed healthcare decisions through research we fund. The cool thing about our organization is that our research is vetted and guided by patients, caregivers and the broader healthcare community; not only traditional researchers. We are here to make research relevant and usable for everyone, including patients. I am the social media lead. I’ve been in the social media world for 10 years and at PCORI for one.
What are your hobbies? I am coming back from a 15 year hiatus and getting back into crew. I also enjoy adorable squees. I am the co-creator ofhttp://squeedaily.tumblr.com/
If your Jacksons coffee were a movie what movie would it be? If my Jackson’s experience were a movie I would say The Red Violin, because it is so diverse. As for my drink, probably It’s a Wonderful Life.
How fitting! Do you have a favorite food? It used to be the Spinach Linguini but on the new menu probably, THE SLIDERS!
Favorite Drink? Caramel Latte or the Caramel Al Pacino, if it’s hot outside.
Favorite Spot? The leather chairs upfront!
Favorite Special? HAPPY HOUR! If I am inviting friends to come hang out with me at Jackson I tell them to get to Jackson at 5:30p so we can enjoy happy hour the whole time. Of course tater tots will happen at some point.
Favorite day to stop by? Friday!
Write a Haiku about Jackson:
home away from home and
a place to bring my friends sweet
generous staff too