I met Liza last month and in the short amount of time I knew her, we really started to blossom a solid friendship. She would come up to Milwaukee to hang with me and my friends from Anodyne and we spent a lot of time together in Grand Rapids recently at Coffee Talk. The amount of coffee knowledge that this girl had is insurmountable. She was always learning/teaching/repeating and did it with such an intensity and passion that showed anyone, barista or not, that this girl was going places with coffee.
But even more than just a barista, Liza was an exceptional person. Always a smile and never a bad word to say about anyone or anything. She truly touched me and so many others and we will never forget the impact she had on all of us.
It hurts me to say I was actually supposed to be spending this weekend with her; catching up, talking about our competition blends, and throwing down at Noble Tree. Anyone who is in Chicago this Sunday, please get a hold of Tif (Liza's roommated) as I believe she is planning a memorial ride that night for Liza.
We love you Liza.
Couple of pics of Liza from the CoffeeTalk. jam.
Hi Trevor...this is Liza's Mom. I love these pictures of her...thank you so much for posting them. I was so fortunate to see her the night before she died and she took the clip out of her hair and was so excited about how long it had gotten and of course her new business cards. These pictures are so beautiful of her....is there a way for me to get a copy of them? I would love that....thanks. you can find me on facebook or through metropolis.
Trevor said:Couple of pics of Liza from the CoffeeTalk. jam.