Ben Helfen
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  • Atlanta
  • United States
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, barista trainer, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Atlanta, GA
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.
I work at Octane Coffee in Atlanta, GA
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Helsinki, Finland!!!! If someone can get me a job in Helsinki, i'd give them a kidney.
About Me:
I like being a barista. When not holding it down at the shop, i sometimes represent A-town and (r)Oc(k)tane by entering competitions. Sometimes i do well. I got 2nd in the 2007 SERBC, and am currently the reigning Millrock Latte Art Champion. My title is soon to be taken away from me by someone better, but i'm going to make them put up a fight for it. I'll meet you in Seattle in september. To the death!
About My Company:
Octane is a bad ass coffee shop in the heart of the Dirty South, ATL.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
Coffee crushes

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At 3:41am on October 10, 2010, angela said…
My name is miss angela desmond i saw your profile today and became interested in
you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my
email address so i can give you my picture, for you to know whom i am.
Here is my email address( (
I believe we can move from here!
I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
At 2:31am on February 13, 2010, Gabe Windham said…
you gonna be at SERBC? or TNT before?
At 8:02pm on March 11, 2009, Jonathan Christerson said…
dude no TNT this week? and no TNT for SCAA??? If you need help managing it during SCAA let me know!
At 8:43pm on January 28, 2009, John Fogleman said…
Hey man, thanks a lot for the other day. The advice helped tremendously. hope to seen you up there soon.
At 11:49pm on January 2, 2009, Jonathan Amos said…
So, now that my coffee pilgrimage is over, I just thought I would let you know that you guys rock. In case you didn't know. Thanks for that.
At 8:41am on November 11, 2008, Joshua Longsdorf said…
Ben...I made a decission, you need to come play in SF for a few days...

How's ATL
At 6:18am on November 9, 2008, Brady said…
Hi Ben. Good to meet you. Hope you had fun in Charlotte.
At 1:03pm on November 5, 2008, Clancy said…
sweet dude, well good luck at serbc!
At 9:43am on November 5, 2008, Clancy said…
thanks bro! See you in portland?
At 2:43pm on September 30, 2008, Joshua Boyt said…
Ben, I just heard you are reppin the BGA in the South-East. Congrats bro!

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