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Meet Mozart’s People: Colton Massey

One thing we like to do here at Mozart’s is work with our employees. We give them the flexibility to work full-time, part-time, some time, here and there — whatever works best for them. This is why, if you come often, you may see people for a season, or just on Saturdays, or for a straight year and then never again.

Colton Massey is one of those people! Between going out of town for college, having a part-time internship, or being available every day — Colton has remained a loyal Mozart’s employee for over the past 3 years.

Just look for the big pearly white smile and a Boston hat and you’ll know exactly who we are talking about. Colton greets everyone with a smile and loves to learn about each and every customer during the small interactions that take place at the register. If he’s not taking your order, he is working quickly and efficiently on the espresso bar.

We asked Colton what his favorite thing about Mozart’s is. Here’s what he said: “I love all the conversations I have with regular customers that come in the mornings. We often discuss what book they’re currently reading or we exchange book recommendations.” What you may not know, is that Colton is an avid reader/writer and is currently pursing a degree in English with the dream to be a publish author one day.

Another fun fact about Colton is that he once got everyone that worked at Mozart’s to take the Harry Potter sorting hat quiz.

Colton’s go to drink is an Iced Americano with a splash of Oat Milk paired with a lightly toasted Maple Walnut Scone.

We enjoy having Colton around whether it’s all the time or just a little. Our Mozart’s staff truly is hard-working, dedicated, and a lot of fun. Be sure to say hi next time you’re in!

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Meet McKenna: Musician, Rower, and Iced Green Tea Lover

McKenna Michels has quite the story. You can find her playing music almost every weekend at Mozart’s, but her journey to get there was more a leap of faith. Here is what McKenna has to say about facing her fears and doing something she has never done before.

“I have two special experiences at Mozart’s. The first is when I met Stacey (one of the owners of Mozart’s Coffee Roasters). I am a musician and had never performed. I had about 3 songs written and wanted to start doing something with them. I had seen music at Mozart’s before and knew it was similar to my sound. So the Saturday before Mother’s Day 2019 I went in and asked how I could play, which was a major leap of faith for me. Stacey listened to my nervous pitch and took the chance to listen to my music. She responded “how about tomorrow?”. For me, this moment was special because it was a major milestone for me to gain the confidence to perform. Mozart’s took a chance on me from day one and gave me the chance to start following my dreams.

There’s more to McKenna than her musical talent. We asked her for some fun facts about herself and she said, “I’m a rower on the University of Texas’s Women’s Rowing team. I’m also majoring in Business Technology, which no one ever expects because I’m a singer! Another thing no one expects, I was classically trained in Opera when I was in high school. I even performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC my senior year.” So many talents!

McKenna’s go to order at Mozart’s is definitely an Iced Green Tea. Sometimes she will throw in an Iced Coffee, though. Her go to dessert is hands down the Gluten-Free Cheesecake. She said the White Chocolate on top is “just too good!”.

Another special thing that keeps her coming back to Mozart’s time and time again is the crowd. “Whether I’m performing, studying, enjoying nature, or talking with friends, it’s always an amazing environment. People are incredibly friendly and open to talking to you and truly appreciate the special environment of Mozart’s” says McKenna.

Her biggest supporters? The kids at Mozart’s! “They are always so excited and I sometimes invite them up to the front to sing Disney songs with me. This happened in July, but these girls were my first real fans. They wanted pictures with me, of me, and to play along and sing. It touches my heart every time because I used to be the exact same way, it brings back incredible memories.”

As mentioned above, you can find McKenna playing at Mozart’s almost every weekend. Be sure to follow her on Instagram @mckennamichelsmusic! And guess what… she’s releasing an album later this month so be sure to follow along so you can continue to support her!

McKenna — thank you for being an inspiration to us all. You will always have a family cheering you on here at Mozart’s.

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Closer Than Ever: A Mozart’s Story

If you’re learning one thing through these stories, it’s that Mozart’s is a special place with rich history. 25 years of innovation, growth, lights, bakery items, coffee, and most importantly — stories.

Marian reached out to us on Instagram to tell us the story of her and her friend and what Mozart’s means to them and their friendship.

One day, Marian and Karina were bored in Austin. They weren’t locals and hit a lull in their adventures for the day. She decided to google coffee and Mozart’s was the first place that popped up!

“We loved it so much and the atmosphere was so awesome we started driving 40 minutes from San Marcos every week or so just to hang out by the water, sip on an iced latte, and listen to some live music.” – Marian

Marian told us that these little trips have led to the two of them being closer than ever <3

Check them out below!

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