The Story Behind the Writer

Having hustled more than 20 years through every nook of food & beverage — from dive bars to four-diamond hotels, to barback, sales rep, and barista — Briana Rupel now lives to tell the tales. Her well-rounded experience and passion for the industry means she researches trends for fun and can spot a gimmick a mile away. Her current obsessions are coffee alternatives, NA mixology, candle making, and recently (gulp!) sourdough.

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