Jess Brotzler, born and raised in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, loves the place she calls home. She has lived through the Minnesota winters and survived the summer construction, only for her affinity of the land to grow.
Jess attended college in Duluth, where she studied communication, photography, and informational design. During her time spent in the hilly, chilly, city of Duluth, the travel bug bit her. On her first trip to New York CIty, she sat down in the lobby of the Ace Hotel and had a cup of the best brew she had ever had—a cup of coffee that changed everything. From there on out, she has ventured to find more coffee spots about which to write home.
If you know Jess well, you know that she is passionate about a good story, whether it takes the form of an autobiography penned by a little girl during the Holocaust, or it comes from the man sitting next to her on the train; she is fascinated with the human dynamic. One of the things that continually hooks her interest in coffee is the story that weaves through the labor, care, and craft, which is associated with each and every cup.
Outside of the 8 to 5 of office life, you can find her running trails, enjoying breakfast foods, dancing in her kitchen, listening to local hip-hop, snapping pics, searching for new places to eat donuts or pizza, and being laughed at by her friends.