The Return of Liz Lambert

The Return of Liz Lambert

Liz Lambert at her family’s West Texas ranch.Melancholy is seldom the expected outcome when one receives a free cup of decent coffee first thing in the morning. But as Liz Lambert accepted hers, from the young female barista behind the counter at Jo’s, which Lambert founded twenty years ago, she said in a reflective voice, “It’s one of the saddest things for me. We named Jo’s after my mom.” And, she added, referring to the corporation that now owns the coffee shop, “Standard’s not doing enough to grow it, which also makes me sad, because I’d love to take it and grow it.”  It was a cold winter morning, and Lambert and I were wandering on foot down South Congress Avenue, the once-desolate Austin thoroughfare that is now, thanks largely to Lambert,…View Original Post

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