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Better Know a Worldling, Part 2

By Jessica | Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Worldling Liz Deacon

The second installation of Small World’s “Better Know a Worldling” introduces you to Liz Deacon. She’s only been at Small World for a few months, but has quickly become an integral member of our family/team. Read on to learn about Liz’s preferences regarding coffee drinks, cooking, and ‘90s music.

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Better Know a Worldling, Part 1

By Jessica | Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 7:59 am

We are a blur of red aprons – you see us, day in and out, hustling behind the counter, making change, pulling shots, washing dishes like our livelihood depends on it – because it does, really. But what do you really know about us, this select group of wildly attractive humans who can make delicious beverages at a clip that defies belief? (And who are also, obviously, very humble.)

In all honesty, we do think of our crew as one large and mostly functional family. And we would like for you, our loyal customers, to get to know us. To that end, we are introducing a new series of Small World employee interviews. It’ll be no-holds-barred and I’ll be asking the tough questions, like “what’s your favorite coffee drink?” and “which Hogwarts house would you be sorted into?” And in just a few short answers, you’ll get to the heart of who we are, as baristas, as New Jerseyans, as human beings.

And so, without further ado, I present the first part of Small World Coffee’s “Better Know a Worldling.”

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In The Mood for Love

By Jacqui | Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Heart pouring practice!  In anticipation of the opening of the Love Show next Friday, our baristas spent some time at the Roaster Coffee Lab in Rocky Hill, pouring hearts into the foam on their cappuccinos.

To paraphrase Tim, using the very scientific method of ‘everyone pointing at their favorite one’, Thomas was crowned the King of Hearts.  Find a heart in your Small World drink?  Share it with us on Twitter @swcoffee!

What Makes a Worldling: Part 3 – Homecoming

By Jacqui | Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 10:39 am


This is the third installment in a series written by Small World’s seasoned veteran and lead trainer, Tuc… aka the Yoda of Small World.  We just celebrated Tuc’s 18th Small World Anniversary (with the awesome cake furnished by Jen from Brick Farm Market!) Below, Tuc shares more insightful thoughts on what it takes to be a ‘worldling’, and what that means to our cafe community and to our Princeton community.  Thanks, Tuc! (more…)

Small World Barista Reunions: Where Are They Now?

By Jacqui | Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 6:43 pm


We’ve hired and trained thousands of baristas in our 19 years in business.  From the moment that each one dons their red apron and steps behind our counter, they become part of our Small World Family.  It’s not hard to recognize the camaraderie amongst the crew – they enjoy working together and come to care deeply about one another.  Our customers become a part of this family, too, after seeing familiar faces behind the counter each day.  This sense of community is something we’re grateful for, and it is what makes our cafe thrive! (more…)