Benjamin Curfman
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  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • United States
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Best Coffee in Southeast

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larz Robison Jan 7, 2013. 7 Replies

My wife and I are celebrating our 5th Wedding Anniversary this weekend by going on a coffee adventure! We're starting in Asheville, NC and I'm wanting to find some top-notch places in TN, VA, NC and…Continue

Tags: tn, best, va, sc, nc

Brasilia Del-2 Compact Restore/Rebuild

Started this discussion. Last reply by Latté 911 Mar 29, 2013. 27 Replies

I'm going to start working on my first restore/rebuild. It's a Brasilia Portofino Del-2 Compact. I wanted to start this thread to post pictures of my progress and what I'm learning as I go. If you…Continue

Wanted: Project Machine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna Catherine Gagne Nov 9, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm looking to get a good deal on a broken machine that I can use as a repair project. I live in North Carolina. Anyone have a broken machine laying around they'd like to get rid of?Continue

Steaming Technique - Proper Cappuccino

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brady Mar 30, 2011. 3 Replies

How do you steam your cappuccinos? First off, what is the standard for a cappuccino? I've always heard it broken down into 1/3s, but lately I've heard some say that they are normally drier and others…Continue

Tags: technique, steaming, cappuccino

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Profile Information

What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, home barista, coffee enthusiast, consultant, service tech/repair
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Asheville, USA
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.
Extremely passionate about excellence in preparing drinks. Working on my first restore/rebuild project with a Brasilia Portofino Del-2 Compact.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Italy, and Israel.
About Me:
Father of three, husband of an awesome woman. Youth Pastor, produce stocker. I have a great desire to demonstrate the beauty and complexity of creation to the world through coffee.
About My Company:
I'm looking into starting some freelance barista work and consultation. I'm always open to suggestions and training.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
It's full of truly artistic people, and in many cases there is a family feel to the coffee community.

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