The same ten questions we always ask: Alex Payson ‘03.5, co-owner of Blue State Coffee

Name: Alex Payson

Age: 28

Occupation: Chief Operating Officer of Blue State Coffee

What’s your job description, in one sentence: Carrying out Blue State Coffee’s mission of philanthropy, education, zero waste, and of course, keeping you caffeinated!

What’s the best part of your job? Getting to share our passion for great coffee with customers and teaching people about alternative brewing methods (cold brew tower, pour over, etc…)

The worst? Being up at 6 a.m. every day.

How long have you lived in Providence? 10 years

What’s your ringtone? Piano Riff, a basic iphone option.

Your homepage?

What newspapers and magazines do you subscribe to? Barista Magazine, Homebrewer Magazine, Food and Wine

Nice Slice or Antonio’s? Nice Slice – 80 percent, Antonio’s – 20 percent.

Blue State or Starbucks? I think this one speaks for itself…

Which three words would you use to describe Brown students? Social, alternative, and thirsty!

Read Mr. Payson’s interview with the other BDH.

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