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July 23, 2017
I’m the Vice President of Coffee at Colectivo Coffee Roasters.
7 on weekdays, 8 on weekends.
On my side, in a half-fetal position.
Back issues of National Geographic, Afar (a new adventure travel magazine), and Edible Milwaukee. There’s also an electronic noisemaker with different sounds to help me get to sleep, though I never need to use it.
I usually surf on my iPhone before I go to sleep, though I know it’s not a good idea to have it next to my bed.
It’s located in the corner of my condo building so there are windows on two sides.
I almost always am out within a minute or two after closing my eyes, but if I’m jet lagged, I’ll take an over-the-counter sleeping pill or just lie in bed and try to will myself to sleep.
Yes. The last book I read was “When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir,” which I found on a bench at the San Diego airport.
Often and in great detail, but sometimes for only a few seconds after I wake up. I used to think that my dreams were prophetic because I regularly would get déjà vu and started thinking that I had dreamt those exact same scenarios. That doesn’t happen much anymore.
Editor’s Note: With Al’s affinity to coffee, we were curious if he was addicted to caffeine, and whether it affected his sleep schedule. As delicious as Colectivo coffee is, he apparently has his caffeine intake under control:
I actually am not addicted to caffeine, and often don’t drink more than a cup of coffee (or any!) on the weekends. On workdays, I definitely partake, both for the enjoyment as well as the work aspect (I’m the buyer so I often need to taste production samples), and I usually cut myself off by the mid-afternoon. But I’ve always been able to restrict my coffee consumption to the specialty grade and avoid commercial-grade coffee, especially when traveling and there aren’t specialty options. I just manage to go without altogether!