Aaron Duckworth
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  • Kansas City, MO
  • United States
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2010 USBC Finalist Results

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brady Apr 19, 2010. 1 Reply

2010 USBC Semi-Finalist List

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brady Apr 17, 2010. 3 Replies

Ideal tamper base shape for a pre-infusion machine?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fraser Jamieson Feb 3, 2010. 10 Replies

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Aaron Duckworth - Coffee with A. Duck

Profile Information

What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista trainer, coffee enthusiast, industry professional, consultant
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Kansas City, MO
How many years have you been in the industry?
Since April 19th, 1999
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
About Me:
After a nearly 5-year stint with Starbucks, I left and founded Espresso dell'Anatra in 2003 and quickly we created a reputation for espresso excellence through making more preparation related mistakes than is polite to talk about. I have competed on the USBC circuit, placing as high as 7th (2004) and am currently a USBC certified Judge. I sold Espresso dell'Anatra in June of 2007 to take a position with Latteland Espresso and Tea in Kansas City as their head of operations. 7 months later, we parted amicably and after testing the KC coffee market and finding nothing I really wanted to do, I returned to my basement to form a new company, Coffee with A. Duck.
About My Company:
Coffee with A. Duck is a coffee and barista consulting company which will focus on existing cafes wanting to make a serious effort to raise the overall quality of their products. Many training tools will be available to purchase and download online. On-site consulting will also be available for those who desire to have the tools customized and modified to meet the specifics of their company.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The people. Growers, roasters, baristas, brokers, graders, and cuppers all have at least one thing not related to coffee in common: they're all people.

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At 10:58am on March 8, 2009, wassem said…
thx man. i would ask you something aaron about wbc...about jugdes..wh't do you think that them look for in to competitors? wht make them very impressive ...? thx man
At 5:07am on March 7, 2009, wassem said…
heey aaron.! nice to get comment from you : ) , The coffe scene in israel todys more better than 3 year befor, their many people realize the value of coffe.., and many people promoting the coffe and aware of the notion of a professional barista..,wht about you Aaron?
At 8:48pm on November 19, 2008, Brandon Gott said…
Aaron, I think that I spoke to you a couple of years ago when I first started roasting from home. I am interested in knowing what it would cost to start a coffee store. My business plan is more based on a store than a shop. The main difference being that I would like to gear it to the home roaster by offering green coffee and roasting equipment. The additional idea is to roast in house for customers and or give them the ability to choose their own blends. I am interested in offering drinks, but want to keep it simplistic to start. Any help would be appreciated. I'd love to sit down and talk over a cup of coffee too.

Brandon Gott
At 9:49am on November 12, 2008, Tim O´Brien said…
Hey are you still in KC? Good luck on the new company. I am the KC guy you met growing coffee and now also exporting exclusive beans out of Costa Rica. The description of your tobacco infused coffee drink has still got me curious and have a coffee question I thought you could help with. Thanks TimO
At 10:58pm on October 24, 2008, Ginny Wang said…
Happy Birthday ~Aaron~

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