Elsa, our very first employee!

Elsa was born in Italy and moved to Denver with her family when she was 10 years old.  And boy are we glad she did!  She had to learn English when she arrived, and made it through school.  She first started working at Mountain States Metal packing items.  She then worked at the airport putting together airport meals, she worked as an indoor painter and then she worked house keeper – until she found out about Steamers and has worked here for the past 10 years.  If you have stopped in to Steamers and had a cup of coffee any time in the past 10 years, it is highly likely Elsa made your coffee!!!!!  Everyone here wishes they could bottle Elsa’s joy. Tell me a little about your work at Steamers: “Me? Ah, (lots of laughter).  I like it so much. Better than the other one. Really nice people.  And Athan and Jack are nice people.  I like making coffee and doing everything.  And I like to talk with – doing things with people doing the things that need to get done. That’s it (more laughter).” What is your favorite part of your day? “Making the coffee.  Makes me happy. So happy.  I like to clear the table and I like to ask the customers if they need anything – a drink or something.  I like to call them sweetie. Some are really nice and say thank you which makes me happy.  I like to help Shirley – co worker – with things she does and she needs to do.  I am friends with people here.  I like to talk Italian with customers that come in.  I love working with Kellen!” How do you make the coffee? “Lets see (More laughter).  Put it into the filter. I measure how much is supposed to go in there, then I grind it and then put it in the machine.  I don’t know! That’s a hard one to say!! (Laughter)” Tell me about your interview 10 years ago: “You asked me what I had been doing.  I think Ken was with me that day.  I was working at the hotel but I didn’t  like the supervisor. She was too bossy and mean, she didn’t like the job I did even though I tried my best.  She didn’t like how I made the bed.  Athan told me I had the job and I started…