Bj Davis
  • Indianapolis, IN
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Bjava Coffee and Tea

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hooton Dec 5, 2008. 0 Replies

Can you make....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandy Hon Sep 29, 2008. 15 Replies

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, coffee shop owner, barista trainer, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
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.
We have started roasting on site. Perhaps a little roasting education.
I have judged at the regional level in USBC, I could give competition guidance.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
I love to travel.......if only there was time.
About Me:
Love the coffee industry! There is so much to learn.
About My Company:
I own and operate Bjava Coffee and Tea in Indianapolis, IN.
My partner, Sandy has started a roasting company inside my coffee shop.
We are trying to gain our share of Indy one cup at a time.....
I see the green machine across the parking lot.......

You order espresso, you drink it here!
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The coffee and the people!

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The next step

Posted on December 28, 2009 at 4:49am 0 Comments

Here we are thinking about the next step.
This location proves to be a hindrance to our collective ideals about coffee and its possibilities.
We hope to find ourselves in an area of appreciation for flavor and of local offerings. We have found a location that may be able to support us as individuals set in making a new wave of coffee appreciation in Indianapolis.
Wish us luck in finding the funding to do this, and pray we are able to remain friends as well as business associates!

It's roasting day.

Posted on November 23, 2008 at 2:34pm 0 Comments

Here I sit listening to the roaster hum, and Sandy curse the flame for going out.

She roasted last week and yesterday after we closed. We tasted some Colombia that she roasted yesterday. It was a little too fruity for her tastes, but I thought it was ok. I would like to see a bit more caramel in the flavor. It did go a tad sour once cooled.

Flame didn't go out yesterday, so she thought it was perhaps some moisture in the drum. Wonder why it is doing this… Continue

And now for a lovely bit of luck............

Posted on November 6, 2008 at 11:09am 7 Comments

I got a call on Monday, would I do a catering for Tuesday? I almost said no, well at first I did say no. It was for 60 and I thought they were talking lunch. No they just needed a morning snack with coffee, tea and hot cider. Ok. Delivered to the airport at 10AM, Ok. Who is this for, I ask?

We need to have something for the press and staff when they get in town with Obama.

I did not drop the phone.

I said yes of course I can do this.

I baked all day… Continue

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At 4:31pm on February 26, 2009, Jesse_Aram said…
At 4:26pm on February 26, 2009, Jesse_Aram said…
Your coffeeshop was the perfect start to our Coffeefest weekend. Thanks so much for having us...we'll be back for more. GREAT ROASTING ON THE SPRO!!!
At 5:57am on January 28, 2009, Jay @ Circle City Coffee said…
Hey Bj - no luck yet, but I am going to need to find a commercial kitchen soon as I am starting to get some coffee catering gigs booked for late February through June. Might have to put commercial roasting on hold for another few months. You heading up to Chicago for Coffeefest? I will be up there on Saturday, we should meet up. ~ Jay
At 12:21pm on January 25, 2009, Kevin Selig said…
Thanks for the reply. Stop by the Cappuccine Booth at Coffee fest in Chicago to say hello if you get the chance.
At 1:48pm on January 12, 2009, Jesse_Aram said…
Hey are you REALLY at Ray's today? I'd love to see you again. Let me know. Either way we will be up your way when we're going to Chicago. It was awesome to meet some other coffee geeks in our immediate area. We'll definitely see you soon. -Jesse
At 2:57pm on January 9, 2009, Miro said…
Thanks for joining the group Bj!
At 12:00pm on December 4, 2008, Brady said…
OK... just read Chris's review of the place... sounds great. Next time I'm in Indy (I have a sister-in-law in Greenfield) I'll stop by. My question - what the heck is Shagbark Hickory Syrup? I grew up in Ft Wayne and spent several happy years at Purdue, I know what a tenderloin is supposed to look like and just recently stopped drinking pop but have never heard of this stuff. Please fill me in?
At 7:42am on November 29, 2008, Chris Hooton said…
Indeed, my day was made so much better with the six shots of spro from your place! Awesome work. Keep it up!
At 8:13pm on November 28, 2008, Nimbus Couzin said…
What's up BJ? I've been here for a few months. Just not very active here.


At 2:22pm on November 23, 2008, Chris Hooton said…
Coming to indy for thanksgiving. I might stop by!

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