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Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:09 pm
by scottlucey
The coffee community lost a passionate barista trainer from Metropolis Coffee in Chicago today in a fatal bicycle accident.

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I had the pleasure to formally meet Liza and Kelly (whom I stole this photo from, thanks Nishka) a short while ago, a few weeks before Coffee Talk, the Madcap/Grand Rapids jam. I was struck enough by Liza's excitement to be the official trainer at Metropolis to have a hard time not posting something to call awareness. I know Liza walked away from the Madcap jam electrified with vision and ideas to take home to Metroplis - hers will be hard shoes to fill.

From the coffee community to friends, family,
Coffee Love

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:16 pm
by stevekessler
Tragic news indeed. I met Liza a month ago when she came to visit us. She was dedicated and passionate about the industry she loved. She will be greatly missed, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:56 pm
by Christopher Schooley
Liza was an amazing person with so much energy and passion for everything that she did. She will most definitely be missed. My family and I were absolutely crushed by this news about such a wonderful girl.

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:12 pm
by Jeff Givens
Such sad news. My thoughts are with Liza's family and friends and the folks at Metropolis.

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:18 pm
by Alistair Durie
I received an email from Lisa just yesterday inquiring about training techniques and applying for membership here. Such tragic news, just shakes me up, I am so sorry for this loss.

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:42 pm
by JaanusSavisto
Rest in peace. Such sad news

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:20 am
by Deferio
Just heard about this...so incredibly heart breaking.
I just met Liza at the Coffee Talk event. She really stood out with her energy and inspiring personality.
All of us in Muncie will be praying for her family and friends.

-Chris

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:30 am
by sutono
We are reeling from this loss. Anyone who spent time with Liza, any one who brushed her life had that glow rub off on them. She was so special, and we will pass on your warm thoughts and condolences to her family and friends. We are such a family, and we feel as though we lost our little sister. The one who is always there, who wants to be a part of everything. The one who did better than you on your math test, but never rubbed it in.

If you would like to write any thoughts or memories on a card, we are more than happy to pass them on to her family. Please send them:

Metropolis Coffee Company
Attention: Liza Whitacre
5545 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:39 pm
by terry
With a daughter who is 19 and a working Barista, this hits home in many ways. I can only imagine the devastation this brings to Liza's family. My heart goes out to her friends and family.

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:36 pm
by sutono
Today, Zach and Susan from New Wave Cafe, Kristin Marks, and Billy Frain from Espresso Partners, and a guy from Beans and Bagels whose name i forget (sorry), manned our cafe for 5 super busy hours so that Metropolis could go to Liza's funeral as a family. I wanted to say thank you for the solid. We will never forget your kindness.

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:43 pm
by zacharycarlsen
sutono wrote:Today, Zach and Susan from New Wave Cafe, Kristin Marks, and Billy Frain from Espresso Partners, and a guy from Beans and Bagels whose name i forget (sorry), manned our cafe for 5 super busy hours so that Metropolis could go to Liza's funeral as a family. I wanted to say thank you for the solid. We will never forget your kindness.


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my heart goes out to liza's family and friends and barista family at metropolis.


zachary

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:20 pm
by xristrettox
We, at Barista, are so sorry for the family's loss.

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:29 pm
by gabelucas
All of our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. I am so sorry to hear of this.

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:23 am
by Edwin Martinez
Heart breaking....

May God give peace to her family and loved ones in this time of mourning.

Re: Liza Whitacre, you will be missed.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:26 am
by Aldo1
Oh no, how heartbreaking. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. My condolences to all of her friends and family. May she rest in peace. Very nice on covering the cafe for them, folks, what a great bunch of people.