Ever Meister's coffee story starts in Boston as a barista who made objectively terrible "espresso" but fell in love with the culture of the café. As a journalism student at Northeastern University, she developed her passion for storytelling and human connection, which conveniently often takes place best over a cup of coffee. She has nurtured both sides of herself ever since as a writer, interviewer, curious coffee professional, and people-loving introvert.
In 2003 she moved to New York City to work as a journalist at Time Out NY, and wound up getting a second job at Joe Coffee Company, which she loved so much she turned in her red pencil to focus full-time on coffee as a career. After Joe and TONY, she worked for more than six years for Counter Culture Coffee, based out of their Manhattan office, providing customer service and education to wholesale accounts as well as writing about coffee to any publication that would have her. She's contributed written work for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Rachael Ray Every Day, Saveur.com, Food & Wine's FWx.com, BUST magazine, Barista Magazine, Daily Coffee News, Fresh Cup Magazine, and the SCAA/SCA.
In 2015, she joined the sales team at Cafe Imports, though you'd never know it by how much coffee she actually sold. Now she is doing something she's actually good at, writing and managing all the written content for Cafe Imports' website, e-mail communication, coffee profiles, social media, and more. She was one half of the hosting team behind the Cafe Imports podcast “Opposites Extract: A Debate Podcast about Coffee,” and is also the author of New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History (The History Press, 2017).
Meister is a short person who tells long stories, loves Theodore Roosevelt, rides a bike to work as many days as is meteorologically possible, and has a weakness for Zestar apples. Meister is a born-and-raised East Coaster (NJ/NY/MA) who has fallen in love with the North even though she really misses a Brooklyn accent sometimes.
Follow her on Instagram @justmeister.