John P
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  • Salt Lake City, UT
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Julian Gan Sep 22, 2009. 9 Replies

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John P replied to Jeremy's discussion Home espresso machine - beginner
"Agreed. And as we fancy coffee folk often say, "Grinder first." So whatever you are thinking about in terms of total budget, know that the grinder is the more important (and often overlooked) purchase."
Jan 16, 2017
John P replied to Zev G's discussion smoothing out the grinds before tamping
"I hear you, Zev. As Jen noted, distribution is important. Probably more important than how you tamp."
Sep 29, 2016
John P posted a discussion

caffe d'bolla is twelve - Thank You!

"Twelve years ago, Yiching and I officially opened our doors at caffe d'bolla..."http://bit.ly/2btoO0ESee More
Aug 23, 2016
John P replied to Huy's discussion New Steam Wand Tip, Orbital Steam
"Show a side by side comparison to the Sproline Foam Knife. As far as steam wand tips go, that's the only comparison worth making."
May 4, 2016
John P replied to Jen Hurd's discussion Favorite/most memorable coffees
"Yes, I roasted that batch. It was only a few months into roasting coffees.  I still have my roasting notes for that batch in a tiny notebook in a box at home. It was the first coffee I had that said, "Wow! this is special." and that…"
Mar 29, 2016
John P replied to Jen Hurd's discussion Favorite/most memorable coffees
"2005 Panama Carmen Estate. Cherries, caramel, and more cherries. A brilliant coffee."
Mar 24, 2016
John P replied to Tim's discussion UNIC Mira Twin 2g, any feedback/advice on this espresso machine for small cafe?
"The main factor that I would keep in mind is that when opening a coffee shop, the difference between $8K for a machine and $15K for a machine is nickels and dimes, but the quality and output difference in the machines is vast. If your budget is so…"
Mar 8, 2016
John P replied to Tim's discussion UNIC Mira Twin 2g, any feedback/advice on this espresso machine for small cafe?
"Personally, I would recommend a LaMarzzoco Linea as a proven, simple, solid, workhorse machine. However, I would ask Chris for some other places that are using the UNIC. Find at least four or a half dozen places, have espresso, and see what the…"
Mar 7, 2016

Profile Information

What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, coffee shop owner, coffee roaster, coffee enthusiast, consultant, entrepreneur
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Salt Lake City, USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
8
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.
[We] "opened Caffe d’Bolla in 2004 with the goal of serving as near a perfect cup of coffee as humanly possible. A goal achieved, and without rival in Utah. Maybe the whole region."
- Salt Lake Magazine, January 1, 2012
About Me:
Coffee.
Aikido.
Zen.
About My Company:
My wife and I started caffe d'bolla late summer of 2004. We believe that it is best to educate by the cup and we continue to improve our craft daily so that you can enjoy a perfect cup every time. We expect nothing less, and neither should you.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
Great people making great coffee and sharing great stories.
Website:
http://caffedbolla.com

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At 8:03am on April 16, 2010, Bryan Wray said…
Probably tired of this question by now, but any update on ETA of halogen burners?
At 7:32pm on March 5, 2009, Paul said…
I love your blog! Your shop looks cool, especially the siphon bar! I will have to check out your shop next time I am in SLC.
At 2:38pm on December 22, 2008, Mike Spence said…
Hi John! Hope all is well!
At 3:19am on December 21, 2008, Steve MacDowall said…
John, thanks for adding me to your list - have a good weekend - Steve
At 5:51pm on December 17, 2008, Steve MacDowall said…
Hello John, warm greetings from Canada even though it has been snowing here all day - Steve
At 6:57pm on November 5, 2008, Al Sterling said…
John, I'm going to be in SLC next Tues. thru Thurs late, and was like, really excited to visit your shop............ but I just took a good look at the two extractions you're "taste testing" in your photo on your "my page." Geeze......... there, like way over-extracted, super thin and blond, and you must have let the Synesso run for over 7 minutes!!! But yet you look like you're enjoying both shots? Now I know I have to stop by and see what you're up to.
At 10:29am on October 21, 2008, Jake Elia said…
Hey, saw the pics of the siphon bar. Looks awesome. What are you using for the heating element? I have been to your shop once, I am all the way out in california, hopefully I will make it back out soon.

Jake Elia
At 6:38pm on October 20, 2008, jon stovall said…
i saw the pic of your new syphon bar.. siiicknessss!

i will have to visit sometime soon!
At 2:29pm on October 12, 2008, malachi said…
thanks John!
At 3:21pm on October 3, 2008, Andy Newbom said…
like people who have vast networks of contacts and use digital darkness to mix em with scotch tape
 
 
 

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