Taylor Bennington manages Java Cats Cafe, a location in historic Grant Park where visitors pay an hourly rate to enjoy Ebrik coffee and be surrounded by adoptable cats. Bennington moved from Seattle to Atlanta two years ago for adventure only, knowing only a handful of people here. She has worked with coffee for over 6 years and is an avid animal lover. Though she prefers dogs, Bennington's very first pet of her own was an all black cat named Sassy, and her family had 11 cats at one point! Bennington met Hadyn Hilton, owner of Java Cats Cafe, through a mutual friend last summer and offered her barista skills. She jumped on board full time with Java Cats in January 2017 as the cafe manager. This is her first time helping open and run a business. She is really enjoying learning and growing her entrepreneurial spirit.