barista, coffee roaster, industry professional, entrepreneur
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Stamford, CT USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
My entire life... Professionally, about 10 years
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Everywhere... I am a big fan of Europe and their way of life. Always up for a trip to Roma to see if I can beat my new record of coffees consumed in a single day.
There are few things that can give the enjoyment I receive from a good cup of coffee in good company. My three passions are coffee, people, and traveling. I love to travel, meet different people, and experience different cultures. Nobody wants to live with regrets. I am a strong supporter in doing what makes you happy. I believe if you're doing something you are truly passionate about, success will follow...
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
I love the social aspect, as well as, the romance of brewing a cup of coffee. For me it is about crafting a beverage that brings people together.
6 months? where are you from originally? quiet during the day, crazy at night... sounds like awesome place to work. much, much better than the shops I've spent time in. i love cafes like that. speaking of which, ever heard of tryst in dc? by far my favorite cafe ever, although their coffee could use some work and I don't think they have live music, but the vibe is great!
as for me, i just started a small roasting biz called raus coffee (my last name:). Right now there is a lot going on, being that we are in our beginning phase, but nevertheless exciting.
my focus is on people and coffee. i know that sounds so cliche, but our education, research, and social awareness alone makes us truly unique and stand apart. don't have a way to prove it to you, so you're forced to take my word for it :)
why did you choose florida??? i know it wasn't just for the coffee... anyway, this is going to look like a book on your wall. sorry about that. i should have split it up in chapters... at least i take the record for longest post!
Florida's fantastic. I moved down here about 6 months ago, and that's when I stumbled upon Exodus. Great little place. Small enough to be a quiet coffee house during the day, but big enough for some great live shows at night. We have a lot of local musicians that come out.
So, tell me about your shop. What's it like?
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