Mugshot Monday


Meet Lisa Frame. She loves coffee and people. So she created a place to consolidate the two passions and meet other hard working people who love coffee. Mugshot Monday’s concept is simple, it introduces readers to a new, creative and entrepreneurial coffee lover each week. What began as a simple idea has become a liaison for job searches, networking, and apparently dating. I took the opportunity to flip the spotlight on Lisa and ask her a few questions about her love of coffee.

On Mugshot Monday, you post photos of lots of people with their favorite mug, now you’re in the spotlight. Tell us about your favorite mug? My FBI mug, for sure! I feel like a total badass drinking out of it.

What are you up to when you aren’t meeting other coffee drinkers online? Offline, I’m pounding the pavement in Chicago, my home turf. You can generally find me in the Wicker Park eating Mexican at Big Star, shopping til I drop at Penelope’s or reading a how-to/DIY book in the park. Online, I’m tweeting, blogging, editing videos and managing the Abe’s Market seller community.

You’re based in Chicago (mostly) which is where my love for coffee began, so I know there are some great cafes. Do you have a favorite place to get your coffee? And what’s your drink of choice? Chicago has so many great coffee spots, where to start? The Swedish coffee at Ann Sather is one of the most comforting drinks I’ve ever tasted. Dollop Coffee Co has the best soy cappuccino & vibe in the city. And, for the best diner cup of coffee I recommend sitting at the counter, on a rainy afternoon at The Hollywood Grill. (the people watching is fantastic too!)

What’s the best opportunity or experience you’ve had where coffee played a leading role? Coffee has introduced me to so many amazing people. I’ve met writers, producers, musicians, stylists, marketing geniuses. I’ve met them all and each conversation was simply started with the same passion in mind, coffee.

Thanks Lisa for sharing some of your Chi-town coffee secrets with us, and creating a place to laud all of the talented and hard-working coffee lovers out there.

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  • Reply Lisa 10/04/2010 at 12:46 pm

    Yay, thank you Brian!

  • Reply themidwasteland 10/04/2010 at 1:03 pm

    Cuuuute! Aw, I love Lisa…(almost as much as I love coffee;))
    Awesome blog, btw!

  • Reply kate 10/04/2010 at 2:03 pm

    A spotlight on this beautiful, talented, and quirky woman has been way overdue! Love it!

  • Reply Doug 10/04/2010 at 2:11 pm

    I love mugshot Mondays!

  • Reply Mike 10/05/2010 at 8:37 pm

    I thought I knew all of the good coffee spots in Chicago, I’ll have to check those places out next time I’m back there.

  • Reply Jeannie 10/11/2010 at 11:56 pm

    What do coffee and Lisa have in common:
    1) Bold flavor
    2) Great taste
    3) Pumps me up whenever I’m down
    4) Always looking forward to my next fill
    5) I can’t get enough!!

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