Rise + Grind Espresso Britt

Meet Britt! Our resident caffeine addict.

Britt joined our team in September 2019. When she’s not busy pulling shots, you can often find her perched at the bar enjoying a quadshot latte working on her laptop or instructing yoga & guided meditation classes at her infrared studio Yoga At The Shop.
In her free time she enjoys taking her rescue pup Miss Tucker for walks & helping out at her boyfriend’s fly-in fishing camp, Crystal Lodge, at Cree Lake.

How do you take your coffee?
> In a cup

Favourite drink to make?
> The dirty chai

Fun fact about me?
> I have wished on more than a dozen shooting stars and blown out many birthday candles with hopes of suddenly becoming left hand dominant in writing

Rise + Grind Espresso Raeanna

Meet Raeanna! Our resident farm girl, adventure seeker & strongest member of our team.

Rae joined the squad in October 2019. You can usually find her behind the bar on weekends & at events as she farms full-time with her family. She is one of the most hardworking, driven & strongest women I have the pleasure of knowing. (I’ve watched her deadlift 305 for reps – I’m not kidding she’s a specimen!) In her free time you can find her in the gym, hanging out with her Aussie shepherd pup Bo, or travelling the globe, hanging off the side of a mountain.

How do you take your coffee?
> Black in the morning, something milky in the afternoon

Favourite drink to make?
> Cappuccino

Fun fact about me?
> I took a year of synchronized swimming in my high school days & loved it

Rise + Grind Espresso Adam

Meet Adam!

Adam is one of our students & barista in training! He is an absolute joy to be around! He’s always got a big smile on his face and has some serious hustle! Adam is in grade 11 and has a packed schedule! He plays volleyball, takes piano & drama. He’s planning to apply for the registered nursing program at Mount Royal in YYC after graduation. The future is incredibly bright for this star & we are so lucky to have him on our team!

What is your favourite drink?
> Iced caramel macchiato

Fun fact?
> Enjoys being outdoors & gardening

Rise + Grind Espresso Shayne

Meet Shayne!

Shayne is one of our students & barista in training. You might be fooled into thinking that she’s shy at first, but as you get to know her she is incredibly outgoing & funny! We love having her on our team! Shayne is in grade 11 and is working to save up to go travelling. She enjoys snowboarding & spending time with her friends. She plans on going to post secondary to study in the medical field after graduation.

How do you take your coffee?
> Caramel macchiato with almond milk

Fun fact?
> I like to try new things

Rise + Grind Espresso Jess

Meet Jess! Also goes by Mader, Giggles or Smol’ fren.

Jess joined our team in March 2019 and hasn’t stopped giggling since! Don’t let her tiny stature fool you, she’s 5 foot, 100% drill sergeant. She is always looking for ways to make things more efficient & cleans the heck out of everything! She’s an incredible artist, crafter & photographer all of which she fits in before her 8pm bedtime!

How do you take your coffee?
> In the morning

Favourite drink to make?
> I don’t have a favourite, I love them all

Fun fact about me?
> I love winter

Rise + Grind Espresso Taylor

Meet Taylor! Co-owner & resident handyman.

Tay can usually be found helping to open up shop in the morning, fixing something that broke, or trying to bamboozle Kaitlyn out of the $1 baking which he is infrequently afforded. He’s a P.Ag, farms full time with his family & has a passion for making things grow. He’s an avid weightlifter and the only thing bigger than his biceps is his heart. His tolerance for caffeine (and his wife) is outstanding.

How do you take your coffee?
> Quickly

Favourite drink to make?
> Redeye

Fun fact about me?
> Equally as good at breaking things as fixing them

Rise + Grind Espresso Kaitlyn

Meet Kaitlyn! Also goes by Kaity, Kaity-faye or sniggs.

Kaitlyn is a co-owner of R + G and has a passion for fostering connections within the community over quality cups of coffee. When she’s not working you can likely find her lifting weights, walking her super-floof Koda or scrounging for snacks.

How do you take your coffee?
> Black (like my soul)

Favourite drink to make?
> Latte

Fun fact?
> I love to write