DRINK A SEAT
Cutting to the heart of Latin America's sacred spirits, ancient ferments and other drinkables.
grab a seat, grab a drink!
Drink A Seat is an erroneous English translation of toma asiento, Spanish for take a seat. The verb tomar also translates as to drink, which led my playful Puerto Rican friend to tease, "drink a seat."
Drink A Seat is the intersection of my affinity for Latin America and my bartending career.
With the goal of advocating for small producers by sharing their stories through the lens of beverages.
My hope with Drink A Seat is that we can make more informed purchases, and by doing so create a more just supply chain by getting money back to the producer community and not lining the pockets of big companies.
I invite you to drink a seat as we distill down to the heart of liquid Latin America.
My name is Kami. I'm a forever student of Latin America, a hospitality veteran, a drinks champion, and I have been living between Peru, Mexico, and most recently NYC, since 2015.
I am a master's candidate in the Food Studies program at NYU in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
In 2016, I became an owning partner of a Peruvian Pisco brand called PiscoLogía. I manage marketing and outreach for our all lady owned brand. You can check us out at our website and on social media.
Also in 2016, I learned to distill with my business partner in Peru and at a Cañazo distillery in Cusco called Destilería Andina. During my time there I learned the art of prioritizing for a production schedule and spent much of my time blending batches and experimenting with aging and macerating.
2016 was a big year for me, I moved to Mexico to work as a tour coordinator for Experience Agave, a professional tour outfit specializing in educational Tequila, Mezcal, and Raicilla tours.
Drink A Seat is born from over 15 years working as a bartender, distiller, and drink specialist combined with a profound love for Latin America and the desire to see more equity in the world.