Adam Ptasnik
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  • Gaylord, MI
  • United States
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, coffee shop owner, barista trainer, coffee roaster, coffee enthusiast, industry professional, consultant, supplier, entrepreneur
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Gaylord, MI
How many years have you been in the industry?
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
Tell us more about your coffee shop or barista skills.
Seasoned barista that has attended many coffee colleges/workshops. I enjoy training startups and established shops.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
All and everywhere.
About Me:
I have been a barista for over 7 years. I am an Entrepreneur who owned and operated a small retail roasting coffee house in Northern Michigan for 4+ years. I left my coffee house in 2008 and worked for a specailty coffee roaster in Raleigh NC for a year and a half. Due to some familiy issues I moved back to Northern Michigan and am consulting/roasting with my old coffee shop.

I have a beautiful wife, perfect baby girl, and two spoiled weimaraners. Life is good.......
About My Company:
Brothers Coffee & Tea/Up North Coffee Roasting
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
It evolves and changes which forces you to adapt and grow.

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At 9:51pm on December 13, 2009, Andrew said…
Thanks for the kind words. Truly appreciate it. I would love to talk coffee as well. I am trying to get the costs figured out at the moment. I am also looking for good coops to buy from in the future. I want the highest quality that I can buy. That is my goal.
At 12:11pm on November 4, 2009, Shadow said…
Hi Adam... long time no hear. I appreciate the class you offered me at Stockton Graham. That along with the short bit of commercial exposure I had at Espresso Brazil gave my wife and I the confidence to start our own thing. At first we wanted to do the kiosk thing but that was going to cost ALOT and demand ALOT of our time. I started thinking about something mobile and we found an awesome turnkey van out in AZ. Got it for less than half what it cost to build and now we have our own mobile espresso van. As far as we know it's the only one in this state, according to the NC Dept. of Agriculture. We have set up an account at Stockton Graham and have talked alot with Thom, Brandon and others. Things are going quite well and the business, although very different for our area, is gaining quite the following. Again, thanks for what you have done in the past and for sending the reply. Later!
At 2:47pm on November 3, 2009, Kurt Stauffer said…
I will be there from 8:30 to 9:45 then I gotta meet with equipment supplier who is outfitting our new roastery and tasting room. tell them to come by then or call me and I will hook them up.
At 7:20am on August 3, 2009, Shadow said…
How's it going Adam? Tommy Meeks here. We met when you worked for Stockton Graham and you invited me to the coffee class. Thought I'd tell you I recently was approached to take over Espresso Brazil in Pittsboro, but before it could be finalized the owners informed me they were shutting it down "due to the economy".... to be honest it was due to mismanagement. My wife and I are so stoked over that endeavor that never happened and what we've both learned over the past months has led us to possibly to open our own coffee business. Would be a drive thru kiosk in the parking lot of our local Lowe's home improvement center. How are things going for you and the family? Later!
At 3:00pm on July 7, 2009, Diversity Den Cafe said…
is that your baby..CUTE :)
At 2:59pm on July 7, 2009, Diversity Den Cafe said…
hi there..i was wondering..I called in and found out you were no longer there. I hope things work out well for you you still in the coffee business?
At 5:27pm on April 20, 2009, Brady said…
Good to meet you too. Hope you had a good trip back and are enjoying being back home with the family.
At 1:23pm on October 13, 2008, Diversity Den Cafe said…
At 6:01pm on October 8, 2008, Bwynn said…
Yo Adam.... what is up bro? The shop is doing well. Monday and Tuesday of this week were pretty soft and scary but things picked up nicely. Still need to get the roaster in house. How you doin?
At 2:13pm on October 7, 2008, scott conary said…
hey Adam!

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