Rosie's Caffeinated Corner

Meet Moji Akinde: Powerful, Positive Poet


This June marks my fifth year in Chicago. It’s the longest place I’ve called home since childhood, and in opening Cup & Spoon, I was well aware that this venture would entail setting down roots.

Meet Matthew Keane: Multifaceted Musician (and Great Dad)


One summer morning Matt and Elliott Keane rolled into the shop. Well, what I should say is that Elliott rolled in on the stroller his dad Matt was pushing.

Meet Brock Riebe: Invincible Filmmaker


I’ve always loved these words from Albert Camus: “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

In the depths of last winter I was feeling anything but invincible. Winding my way through a maze of permits, inspections and licenses (oh my), I often wondered if this dream of mine was ever going to see the light of day. Yet every time I felt like giving up, I’d get a little reminder from the Universe that I was on the right path. Brock Riebe’s note was one such reminder.