CY Holiday Gift Guide 2018

It’s back!! We had so much fun doing this last year, we decided to do it again. We took some time to sit down and catch up with everyone for a bit. We talked all things coffee, music, holiday plans and insights on everyone’s current favorites from the CY retail shop.

Sawyer

What are you drinking today (coffee)?

This is a new development for me to stray from drip coffee or a cortado, but I’ve been sipping straight Point Counter Point shots every morning. It’s balanced and complex. Sweet every time. Trademark it.

Are you excited for the holidays? Any big plans?

The holidays have been restored for me since I get to spend them with my significant other and our cats - it’s special selecting a tree, watching movies, making dinner, doing all the holiday things to kind of round out another year.

What’s your favorite retail item and why?

Honestly, nothing beats a 12oz bag of Point Counter Point. Brews wonderfully at home.

Any big items on your wishlist?

Let’s see, high/low: I could use some new Richer Poorer underwear and socks. Or a trip to Europe.

What song/album are you currently jamming to?

Listening to Andrew Bird’s new single Bloodless or Bob Dylan’s More Blood, More Tracks.

Kayli

What are you drinking today (coffee)?

I tend to be a purist in my drink choices. I go straight for black coffee, without a doubt.

Are you excited for the holidays? Any big plans?

Always excited for the holidays because it creates an opportunity for everyone to enjoy one another and foster merriment in any and all respects. Also hat cold weather is where it’s at.

What’s your favorite retail item and why?

Favorite item is the tiger coffee mug! Think about all the future conversations and discussions that are waiting to be had over that cup of coffee.

Any big items on your wish list?

No big items for me really. I aim to give and receive gifts that are made by hand. Either that, or I guess I am wishing for Santa to bring me a new car maybe? So maybe one big item.

What song/album are you currently jamming to?

Been loving me a couple different albums lately,

Hippo Campus - Bambi.

Small Black - Limits of Desire.

FKA Twigs - LP1.

Toro Y Moi - Causers of This.

Movements - Feel Something.

Nick Jenkins - The Water (S).

To name a few.

Andrew M.

What are you drinking today (coffee)?

Sump Coffee- Roba, Ethiopia 

Are you excited for the holidays? Any big plans?

Tenth birthday party for my band Reptar @ terminal west on Dec. 23! 

What’s your favorite retail item and why?

Fellow kettle cuz I love when a product is as beautiful as it is functional.

Any big items on your wish list?

Donations from all who are able to the ACLU of Georgia cuz lawd we gone need em

What song/album are you currently jamming to?

I am physically jamming with my band Semicircle right now! 

Erin

What are you drinking today (coffee)?

Right now I am all about the Colombia Las Brisas from Huckleberry Roasters. We were all amped when we saw they were going to be our featured rotating roaster! This coffee legitimately tastes like cherry pie and I’m in love. I will probably be drinking this on batch all day.

Are you excited for the holidays? Any big plans?

Of course I’m excited for the holidays! Everything always feels a little more magical at this time of year - I know that sounds super cliché, but it’s true and you know it.  I’m pretty introverted and tend to avoid parties, but I can honestly say I get so excited to go to large social gatherings at this time of year. Someone invite me to something festive, please! 

My Christmas is usually pretty low key, which is perfect. Every year I go home to spend time with my family who live in Cleveland, Ohio, meaning I can almost always count on snow.  We usually drink coffee, watch movies, and cuddle with our huskies. Yep. Magical, I’m telling you. 

What’s your favorite retail item and why?

We have so many great items in the shop right now, which makes it hard to choose! I would say I’m most excited and inspired by the Oxford Pennant x Chrome Yellow collaboration collection, especially this massive Liberty For All flag. I’m not from Atlanta, but this city feels like home to me in a lot of ways. I’m proud of Atlanta and I love that these are beautiful in their design and in how reflect the heritage, history, and hopes of Atlanta. 

Any big items on your wishlist?

I love theatre and am trying to plan a trip to New York in the spring, so if someone wanted to buy me a ticket to see Cillian Murphy in Grief is the Thing With Feathers at St. Ann’s Warehouse, that would be pretty cool. 

What song/album are you currently jamming to?

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie. I listen to this all the time. Oh! Hey, the album on vinyl is also on my wishlist!

Abby

What are you drinking today (coffee)?

Today I am drinking an iced oat milk latte with honey and cinnamon.

Are you excited for the holidays? Any big plans?

Yes! I’ve always loved the holidays, my family is renting a beach house in Florida and I’m definitely trying to go to Harry Potter world! 

What’s your favorite retail item and why?

I’m really in love with the new Oxford Pennant collaboration that we just released, my favorite piece is “The young are at the gates” flag, I think it really pushes the agenda that the youth of this country has for our current political climate in every way. We’re coming for ya!

Any big items on your wish list?

Honestly anything Adidas! 

What song/album are you currently jamming to?

My current favorite new album is Anderson .Paak’s new Album Oxnard, and my favorite song right now on it is 6 Summers, you’ll see why!

Andrew D.

What are you drinking today (coffee)?

Small iced latte in a large cup with extra ice

Are you excited for the holidays? Any big plans?

I’m super excited. It’s my favorite time of year and it will be my first Christmas as a married man. We are going to go visit my family in Mississippi and then come back to visit some more family here. 

What’s your favorite retail item and why?

I’m super into the Uncrate magazines that we have in stock. I’m not much of a reader, so these magazines are perfect since they are mostly full page photos of dope things like shoes and knives and cars and other unnecessary life enhancers.

Any big items on your wish list?

I’m a married man now. I want Hanes socks and a new briefcase for my documents.

What song/album are you currently jamming to?

Ariana Grande: Christmas & Chill playlist on Spotify all damn day.

Vivian

What are you drinking today (coffee)?

Dirty oat chai

Are you excited for the holidays? Any big plans?

Yes! I’ll be spending time with my family. My sister and I usually handle all the cooking for Thanksgiving to give my parents a chance to rest for once. We’re making prime rib!

What’s your favorite retail item and why?

The gold Izola flask because it’s small, but strong on the inside - like me.

Any big items on your wish list?

Hmm, maybe a custom made CY sweater because I can’t fit anything in stores.

What song/album are you currently jamming to?

BADBADNOTGOOD - Time Moves Slow + 6lack – Switch

Khalid

What are you drinking today (coffee)?

Chances are you’ll catch me sipping on an oat milk cortado (or a Coors Banquet)

Are you excited for the holidays? Any big plans?

No huge plans, super excited for this Chrome get away weekend...that’s probably the biggest holiday plan on my radar right now 

What’s your favorite retail item and why?

My favorite retail item right now are probably these dope Izola flasks...no explanation needed, if you know you know 

Any big items on your wishlist?

Not really, this year...if my parents want to help me out with rent. That would be the best gift ever. 

What song/album are you currently jamming to?

Song: Only You - Theophilus London

Album: Key -777

Jeremiah

What are you drinking today (coffee)?

Point Counter Point espresso!

Are you excited for the holidays? Any big plans?

Duh! I am going to Austin, Texas with some friends. We will probably eat our weight in barbecue!

What’s your favorite retail item and why?

Beauty & Love Flag, it’s simple in design but powerful when read. 

Any big items on your wishlist?

A drone! Would love a Mavic Pro 2.

What song/album are you currently jamming to?

Yes! The past few singles The 1975 has put out have been on repeat. Can’t wait for the new album!