I was informed yesterday in an email from the team at Coffee Fest, of the passing of the infant son, Finn, of Mike Love (fellow bX member and supporter) and his wife Alicia. Barista Exchange would like to ask for your help and consideration in remembering Finn Alpert Love.
Finn was born premature, but healthy in November, right after Coffee Fest Seattle while Mike was in Seattle. Finn subsequently contracted an infection called NEC, which took his life within the month. Mike and Alicia have been active in the coffee industry for many years
Mike and Alicia have designated the Warner Library in Tarrytown, NY as the beneficiary for remembrances made in Finn’s name, specifically the children’s Library. There have already been efforts to accept donations and in addition an I have set up a Paypal Donation for bX members who would like to help. By pooling together we should be able to make a substantial contribution in the name of Finn, a future barista who will be remembered forever.
Click here to make a donation
Also, if you will be at Coffee Fest this weekend, Laura Sommers of Espresso Supply will be accepting checks made out to Warner Library and coordinating a donation as well.
Mike and Alicia, we will keep you in our thoughts during this tough time.