MBC 50:Coffee Shop Interview at Compassionate Beans in Austin, TX

We made it!!!

50 shows!

Yeah, we cant’ believe it either. Thanks everyone for hanging in there with us. We’ve had a blast and are looking forward to the next 50.

Compassionate Beans Coffee Shop

Today the Coffee Gals spend time with Bau Pham owner of Compassionate Beans. A new coffee shop in the Medical District of Austin, TX. We finally get to try out a cold brew and we love it! As a matter this looks to be our new hot weather drink.

Bau Pham & Jackie Adame

Bau shares his personal coffee history and the story behind Compassionate Beans. We like his business model and hope to see more coffee houses go down the same enlightened path. Cheers to you Bau!

Jackie pulls in an unsuspecting customer, Jill Reiter to discuss the need for a Short-Bus Coffee Ordering Line
Up and coming event at Compassionate Beans 801 W. 38th Street, Suite 110 Austin, TX 78705 512.897.1233

Jackie Adame, Jennifer Navarrete & Jill Reitner

Grand Opening: February 7th ALL DAY LONG
Get your wake up buzz going from

    7:00 am-3:00 pm FREE COFFEE and Pastries

Get your relaxing groove on from

    4:00 pm-7:00 pm Wine & Beer on the house

What’s not to love about this coffee shop? Wander on down to Compassionate Beans on February 7th and welcome Bau to the neighborhood. Tell him Jennifer & Jackie sent ya.

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  1. It is great to see all the local shops opening up. There is another one that just finally opened…finally. Kick Butt Coffee, I put there link as the url but the website doesn’t have much. Their coffee lives up to their name though.

  2. They just posted this:

    Starbucks, Scared of Kick Butt, Closes to Retrain Baristas in Self-Defense

    Associated Press Wire – Americans will have to cope without blended Frappuccino and blueberry coffee cake for a few hours today as Starbucks shuts its 7,100 company-owned stores for a nationwide barista training session to prepare their baristas for battle against Kick Butt Ninjas and Baristas.

    Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz has ordered the unprecedented three-hour afternoon closure as part of an effort to improve coffee quality and prepare to defend against Kick Butt Coffee ninjas and baristas.

    It has prompted frenzied action by other competitors hoping to snatch Starbucks customers while they prepare for battle against Kick Butt. Dunkin’ Donuts, which already has many holes in their defense against Kick Butt Coffee, declared Tuesday a cut-price coffee day with prices slashed to 99 cents (50p) so that “no coffee lover is denied a delicious espresso-based beverage”.

    During the session, Starbucks’ baristas will get a “hands-on espresso and self-defense training experience”. In a letter to staff, Schultz said: “Starbucks partners will have an opportunity to connect and deepen their passion for coffee in a very low martial arts training stance called the ‘horse stance’ with the ultimate goal of transforming the customer experience and defending themselves from Kick Butt Ninjas and Baristas.”

    Schultz, the architect of Starbucks’ growth during the 1990s, returned to hands-on management last month after shareholder unrest upon the annoucement of the opening of Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, Texas triggered the departure of chief executive Jim Donald.

    Kick Butt Coffee opening, rumored to have Chuck Norris as a silent partner, caused Starbucks shares to dive, Chuck Norris looked at them and their stock dropped by 42%. Chuck Norris grinds the beans with his teeth and boils the water with his own rage. This caused consumers falling out of love with Starbucks to fall in love with Kick Butt.

    In a raft of changes aimed at restoring momentum, Starbucks is cutting 600 jobs, introducing free wireless internet connection and axing hot breakfast sandwiches, which were criticised for interfering with the aroma of coffee.

    Shultz says he wants to restore an “emotional connection” with customers which Kick Butt Baristas think is a whimpy overly feel good goal. But the shutdown is being mocked by other independent coffee stores that have long suffered (not) under the shadow of Starbucks.

    “Project Mayhem has succeeded”, DJAnakee from Kick Butt Coffee said. He said they will offer free coffee to all customers while its bigger rival goes dark.

    “I’m not sure why it’s going to take them three hours to learn how to press a button,” said Kick Butt Coffee owner, Thomas Gohring, who described his own beverages as “expertly crafted” in contrast to Starbucks’ machines.

    Britain’s Starbucks outlets will not be affected by the closure. The chain’s international stores are faring better than those in the US. Phil Broad, UK managing director, said: “I felt a great disturbance in the coffee industry, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.. “

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