Benza Lance
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WRBC hotels

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Temple Fine Coffee and Tea

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Newbom Dec 24, 2008. 0 Replies

Millrock Latte Art comp in Seattle @ CoffeeFest

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, barista trainer, coffee roaster, home barista, coffee enthusiast, industry professional, consultant, service tech/repair, supplier
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Sacramento, CA
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'm with people who look for sustainability, quality without sacrifice, and doing some justice.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
About Me:
I enjoy single origin shots, a nice enchilada, brews with my boys, and generally being, in all likelyness, the most funny and/or ridiculous person you will ever meet.
About My Company:
Insight Coffee Roasters is a roasting company in Sacramento, CA, opening our first coffee bar in November 2011. Dedicated to supplying Northern California, and elsewhere, with the best coffee, tea, and beer we can get our hands on.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
Being able to create sustainability so we can keep this train rolling for generations to come.

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Sacramento baristas!

Posted on May 25, 2009 at 6:22pm 0 Comments

We, and by that, I mean Temple Coffee, is hiring. For both (cross fingers) locations. Shoot an email/resume to as soon as possible.
Dig it.

Coffee Reviews!

Posted on October 5, 2008 at 6:21pm 1 Comment

Every day this week, I will be reviewing a different coffee over at my blog, Up on the list are offerings from Barefoot, Ecco, and Old Soul. Head over and check it out!

oh hey

Posted on October 1, 2008 at 8:21pm 0 Comments

In case you haven't checked it out, I'm doin the dumb blog thing over at
keep it real.

Seattle drama

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 5:15pm 3 Comments

long story short:
My laptop was stolen out of my bag, courtesy of US Airways.
You motherfuckers. Last person to fuck with Benza isn't back on solid food yet.
You've been warned.

Temple 1 - *$ 0

Posted on July 6, 2008 at 3:35pm 1 Comment

That's right.
This past holiday weekend saw the closing of a Starbucks right around the corner from us at Temple. We've heard reports this is in part of their 600 shop closings, but lets face the fact: Temple is the reason. Superior drinks, service, and levels of barista hotness. The Green Goddess aint got shit on us.

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At 9:45pm on April 15, 2011, christopher myers said…

Hey Benza, 

So someone jacked our Verve order last week, so I went over to Modern to get emergency rations for our farmer's market table.  They were out of Verve so I picked up some Temple.  Just wanted to say it was delicious and helped to soothe the pain of being coffeejacked :)  Costa Rican, I believe?  Our customers were down with it too.  Peace.

At 7:35pm on January 26, 2011, christopher myers said…
Hey, didn't want to hijack dude's thread.  Thanks for the response, I love Local 123 and Modern, so I'll look for your stuff there next time I go for sure!  Probably won't be out in San Jo anytime soon, but hopefully some day I'll check out your place.  Peace.
At 11:43pm on January 17, 2011, Bryan Wray said…
I seem to frequent your wall an increasing amount about your coffee :)  My girlfriend is from Sacramento and her parents are still there so every time she visits she always brings me back something.  Recently she brought back some Amaro Gayo, which was almost TOO sweet (good thing) and some Kagongo which was the second third best Kenya I had in 2010 from any roaster (and I drink a TON of Kenya coffee).  So again, hats off to you from your neighbors up north a ways.
At 6:54pm on October 20, 2010, Bryan Wray said…
Happy Birthday to you, sir! Today I had some Guatemala Liquid Amber or something to that effect from you guys that really blew my mind. So... on your birthday, know that we rocked your coffee in the roastery all the way up north in Vancouver, WA!
At 1:05pm on September 24, 2009, Healthy Coffee said…
Stopping by to say hi, hope you have a spectacular day!
At 10:45am on September 22, 2009, steve said…
i refresh the question. any ideas on receipes of cold coffees
At 3:29pm on August 25, 2009, jonathan said…
Thanks Much!It Helps a Lot, I Will find and buy that book, GodBless!:)
At 10:40am on August 24, 2009, eric said…
sorry email is
At 10:39am on August 24, 2009, eric said…
thank you so much, cant wait to see it.
At 7:43am on August 10, 2009, eric said…
I've just started our TM I would love to see a copy of yours
if you dont mind sharing.....its amazing the little things we miss. thank you

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