Hi there, I'm Nicole. I'm the brains behind this operation. I probably look like that barista at your favorite coffee shop down the street. That's a good thing. Like that barista, I want to deliver to you an amazing cup of coffee.I've been in the industry for six years, I'm a licensed Q Grader, and my favorite hobby is to go to a bunch of coffee shops in places I've never been before.See, you can learn a lot about a place by their coffee scene; and you can meet a lot of really cool people by stopping in to say hi.Coffee shops are unique; each one holds an entirely new experience. However, they do have some things in common:

1. If they're on my list, specialty, third wave, light, small batch, intricate, delicious coffee.

2. A story.

I'm obsessed with these two things and I want to share them because I know I'm not alone in this obsession. Thank you for being here. If you'd like, join the adventure. Drifting Barista will take you on a journey to some of the best coffee shops around the US.