And speaking of staff, a few special people are pictured here. Some were experts in all things coffee already, having served up coffee in Austin for several years before Cenote was a twinkle in Cody's and Mary's eyes -- I'm thinking specifically of Shannon here who is pictured above with Alton Jenkins, Cenote drummer-in-residence who takes and delivers your order with the best smile on the planet.
But even the veteran Shannon (who makes Cenote's home-made chai - and it's soooooo good!) admitted to me that she truly enjoys the ongoing barista education offered by Cenote in conjunction with local roaster Cuvee, purveyor of fair trade and organic coffees purchased often IN PERSON from the farmers themselves throughout Central and South America. (Cenote took home the Statesman poll award for 'best coffee' just three months after it opened, so I think that pretty well says it all about Cuvee's attention to good coffee.)
Many more people to mention here, and I'll get around to posting more of their photos soon. Needless to say, they're all very special folks. I love these people!!