15 Minutes With … a Glenwood Barista | PostIndependent.com

15 Minutes With … a Glenwood Barista

Name: Caitlin BergmanAge: 18Place of birth: Oakland, Calif.Occupation: barista at Summit Canyon Mountaineering Coffee ShoppeWhen did you move to Garfield County and why? About 8 years ago. I moved here with my mom. We lived out in California, our friends moved out here and we came and visited them. Fell in love with the place. Absolutely beautiful.What’s the first thing you’d buy after winning the lottery? If I won the lottery, I would want to donate it. Probably a fair amount of it would go to the Advocate Safehouse. I’m a volunteer there.

What’s the best job you’ve ever had? At Ingrid’s Cup and Saucer, as a barista. This place is cool, too. It reminds me a lot of Ingrid’s.What’s the best vacation you’ve ever taken? I got to go to New York and check out Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. It was pretty amazing. It was a very transcending-type experience. I came back and was a completely different person. It was my first time. I hadn’t been anywhere east of Kansas.What do you do in your spare time? I like tubing, rafting, anything outdoorsy. Hanging out with friends, just having a good time.Ever had a movie, book, or a news event change your life? I’ve had numerous books change my life. Right now I’m reading the Tibetan book of Living and Dying, which is amazing. It’s based off the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and reading that just opens my eyes that much more to what everyone here is so blind to, how everyone is afraid of death. This book explains that death isn’t something to be afraid of. It has definitely inspired me to do more with my life and to accomplish more.What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Smile and this world smiles with you.As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian.If you could only watch three TV channels, which three would you pick? I wouldn’t even want the three TV channels. I don’t like TV.

Do you have any tattoos? I do. I have one on my lower back which is in the process of being continued on. It’s just tribal right now, but I’m going to get it added to.If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve, and what you you talk about? Alex Grey, Maynard James Keenan, and Mahatma Gandhi, I would say. I’d serve something yummy, not quite sure what. Talk about? Anything that came up. Art, music, spirituality.What’s the greatest invention of all time? I don’t know. Greatest invention of all time? Beer.FavoritesMovie: “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion.”Cereal: Cheerios if I have bananas, Life if I have strawberries.

Song: I don’t have a favorite song. I like many. My favorite album is “10,000 Days” by Tool.Athlete: I think every athlete is an inspiration, so I can’t really just pick out one favorite.Fashion brand: Roxy.Food: A good old salad. With like a raspberry vinaigrette, like with mandarin oranges in it and walnuts.Web site: I don’t so much like the Internet. Can we do most un-favorite Web site? Myspace. I absolutely hate it. It’s taking over the world. I want to boycott it.Place in Garfield County: Hanging Lake.Sport: To participate in, long distance running. To watch, soccer.

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