barista, barista trainer, home barista, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Sioux Falls, SD United States
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.
Scooter's, Cottonwood Coffee, Coffea Roasterie, and Blacksheep Coffee are all shops I've had the privilege to work. Some, home roasting. I'm an experienced amateur. Started first coffee shop job in 2005.
My friends call me Al.
I'm a classically trained pianist and a fluent composer. I am trained in all periods of classical music (baroque, romantic, classical, contemporary), theory, and jazz improvisation theory on piano...yes I can play Giant Steps...and no I will not play you the entertainer = ) I also like to play jazz guitar.
Just finishing college with B.A. in Political Science. Minors in criminal justice and business economics.
My favorite prep method is a Melitta, I really enjoy african origins, sidamo and yirgs frequently catch my attention as outstanding.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
Being behind the machine, having hundreds of new encounters every day.
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