Barbara Adams
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  • Miami
  • United States
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Barbara Adams's Discussions

Budget grinder

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Adams Dec 22, 2009. 6 Replies

Tea tastings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Adams Dec 9, 2009. 2 Replies

Catefin coffee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brady Nov 4, 2009. 1 Reply

 

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
coffee shop owner
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Miami, FL, USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
2
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
yes
Tell us more about your coffee shop or barista skills.
Just opening up our first Coffee House. My barista skills - done the training Now my skills are dusty, just like my Simonelli machine in the box...
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
The whole world
About Me:
Born and raised in Lithuania. During my teenage years dabbled in music, made some hits. Later moved to US to get my BA in business and MS in Hospitality. Fell in love with food and wine.
Have been a coffee fanatic since 5 years old! My first coffee was ground my a hand mill by my parents and sweetened with some amazing condensed milk.
About My Company:
Blondie's Coffee House will be open on September 1st in Coral Springs. Now going through all the preparations.
Website:
http://www.blondiescoffeehouse.com

Barbara Adams's Blog

Seems that we are moving along....slowly.

Posted on January 29, 2009 at 12:23pm 0 Comments

Our Realtor has found some interesting leads for locations. Let me tell you: the prices have dropped dramatically to purchase a business. Location lease prices are down. It starting to seem like a favorable time to enter the market. As long as you have enough cash for operating capital to survive this slope.

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At 12:06pm on November 4, 2009, Danny said…
Barbara,
The grinder is sold pending payment. I'll let you know if that changes. Thanks.
At 2:35pm on November 03, 2009, Joseph Robertson gave Barbara Adams a gift
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Hi Barbra, I can relate, we have been opened 1 year Sept.21,09. 7 days a week with just the two of us. My butt is dragging but I would not trade it for any other job in the world.
At 1:28pm on October 30, 2009, Jason Burton said…
Now you have 13 followers. Ha.
I'd be happy to send you some info. Since you opened 2 months ago, I'm sure your hands have been full and at least you have a site started. That's good. Shoot me a line at LAB5702@gmail.com and I'll pass along some info to you. Thanks. Also, check out the MWRBC competition live online. A lot of good barista stuff going on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/midwest-regional-barista-competition-2009-2010
At 5:09am on August 23, 2009, Brady said…
Hi Barbara. Glad to hear you are interested in the upcoming BGA SERJ. Again, we're early in the process, but we have some really great things planned. For the less-experienced (or those looking to brush up) we'll have basic cupping and espresso preparation. More advanced stuff should include, comparative cupping, manual brew methods, latte art, dialing in espresso, competition prep, a roundtable on community building strategies, and certification testing for BGA Level 1. Top that off with movies, plenty of open-jam time, and a great latte-art competition and we should have a great weekend. Hoping for a good turnout. Will definitely let you know as things get nailed down.
At 8:01am on July 16, 2009, Joseph Robertson said…
Nice espresso machine choice. Once you get it tuned up I think you will love it. We have a new Aurelia two group and are very happy with the features and performence. Be sure and post pics and a link to your website so we can follow your passion.
Best Regards Barbara,
Joseph
At 7:58am on July 16, 2009, Joseph Robertson said…
Barbara, I was watching you from the start. Great find. I'm cheering for your success. We are still open since last Sept. 21st.
Having a great time. Not the best location but we own it. Our organic whole wheat baked goods have gone over well. Our focus is still commerical coffee roasting but we need to offer more cafe options to keep the doors open. Our website is http:jolindas.com
At 4:20pm on May 25, 2009, Stephanie Hogan said…
Barbara, I came across your post on opening a coffee shop in 30K and it reminded me so much of what I'm going through right now. I'm currently working on my business plan while I continue to save for my future coffee shop. Although I try to stay positive and focused on my plan, I can't help but to feel discouraged when I think about how I'm going to come up with the rest of the money to finance my shop. I know I can make the coffee shop a success and I cannot express how badly I want to enter the specialty coffee industry, but I can't do this unless I have the money to start it with. I see on your page that you're actually in the process of making your dream a reality. Do you mind sharing with me how you are finally making this possible? (where you able to obtain grants, angel investors, or loans?) Thanks, Stephanie
At 3:05pm on March 12, 2009, Mark said…
Hey, I am trying to start a email chain of people like us who are in the planning/process of opening a new cafe or coffee shop. Are you interested? Let me know your email if so.

Thanks,

Mark
At 11:35am on February 12, 2009, Joseph Robertson said…
Great work Barbara.... Your in a very nice location for a shop.
At 2:25pm on February 10, 2009, Anthony Clark said…
Barbara - If you are going to be in the market for any Guet-Use computers or Pay-2-Surf Internet solutions please get me a message and we can meet at Coffee Fest in Chicago.
 
 
 

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