Barista

Ami Cusack, Common Grounds LoDo

Full disclosure: We work a couple of blocks from CG LoDo, so we’re regulars—and Cusack, a former Survivor cast member, was a 5280 cover girl about six years ago. However: The first time we were wowed by Cusack’s sunny demeanor behind the counter was on a particularly gray day just a few months ago, when she complimented our outfit, from the earrings to the boots. We were stunned. When does the girl who pours your early-morning coffee ever pay attention to you? In Cusack’s case, almost always.