Javacology's New Year Resolutions and Customer Questions

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

- Vidal Sassoon

While 2018 has been so good to the entire Javacology crew, we’re looking forward to a new year filled with new opportunities and new friends to share in the experience! With legions of new ideas for menu expansions, events lined up, and more community involvement and volunteer work, we’re proud to say that we will continue our passion-work to remain a positive driving force within the great town of Houghton Lake. But lets slow down for just a second here and perhaps spread some knowledge and answer a few common customer questions that are related to the future of Javacology and some smaller questions about products and drinks.

First off, lets spend some time on one of the most frequently asked and fun questions to answer that we get on an almost daily basis;

“What does it mean when you say your drinks are “traditional”?”

This is a great question that will require a little bit of background explanation and one that is probably the most commonly misconceived across our great nation and here’s why. The popular concept of a Cappuccino or Macchiato has been somewhat merged into the same drink over time that you’ll probably recognize as either a small, medium, or large espresso drink that mainly consists of steamed milk and flavoring with a small amount of milk foam left on top of the drink. The drink that I actually just explained is quite literally a Latte. The drink terms, Cappuccino and Macchiato have been adapted into a number of different things that range from the drink made popular by larger coffee corporations called the “Caramel Macchiato” for example, or even just a flavor to put into your coffee. It’s because of this that it can be somewhat confusing to explain and even more so to understand. This concept can delved more into detail in this accredited article:

So now that we’ve traversed some necessary background research, we can get back into the original question. Traditionally, a Cappuccino is an espresso-based coffee drink that has an Italian origin, and is traditionally prepared as an 8 ounce drink consisting of a double shot of espresso and steamed milk foam while a Macchiato is very simply one or two shots of espresso topped with a spoon full (or dollop) of milk foam that comes out to be about 2 ounces of drink. Crazy, right?

Our next most frequently asked question is one that, I’m sure, is a favorite for any entrepreneur or small business owner out there;

“Where does the name Javacology come from and where did the idea originate?”

This is an easy question to answer, however to answer this question, I’m going to take you on another trip back in time to a warm summers day in 2018 when a group of three friends that were the now owner, Emily Barber, the Co Founder, Megan Spurgeon and the Social Media Manager, Cameron Dupon are about to attend an informative class on the updated Human Resource Law. Midway through the class, groups were formed to ponder specific Human Resource Law scinario’s and the now Javacology crew were paired with a small group of biologists from the UP. Naturally, the first order of business was to come up with a catchy name for our group so the brainstorming began to claim the most intriguing, mind-blowing name that had ever been thought of. Many names came and went and a name couldn't be decided upon, until, out of the blue, one member of our group rang out the name “Javacology”, meant to combine our love and passion of the coffee industry and their love and passion for the field of science. In that moment, we all knew that this name would take us places, but little did we know just how much this name would end up meaning in the months to come.

Now that you've got some background on the incredible journey of the early stages of Javacology, we hope that you enjoy your time in 2019 and, of course, ask us any other questions you might be curious about whether that be regarding the history of us, the history of your favorite coffee drink, questions about a member of our Javacrew, a general curiosity about the coffee world, etc. Make sure to subscribe to our blog to get notified whenever a new one gets released!

Happy New Year!