I stopped by EXO on 6th Avenue on my way to work, curious to check out the space and, truthfully, in need of caffeine. (We enjoyed an early evening picnic of wine and cheese with our beloved friends Kate, Doug, and little EFG. After an hour of suffering in the swamp “cooled” living room we were finally blessed with a light monsoon drizzle and moved to the backyard.)
Noel served me a delightful toddy, and then I watched him grind and prepare an espresso shot, which came out dreamily creamy. Yum. “After 19 years, I never get tired of it!” he explained about his passion for the bean.
Of course I had to take a photo of Noel in his cute glasses and Atari tee. When asked him to describe his style, he paused only for a moment and said “whatever’s clean”. We like that.