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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, home barista, coffee enthusiast, service tech/repair
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 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?
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
any and all...
About Me:
I began my coffee career at the now closed It's a Grind/Mug-Shot in Highland Michigan. I must say I was drawn into the high end coffee industry by the passionate baristas and the atmosphere at the Ugly Mug in Ypsilanti, MI. While traveling around Michigan after the demise of The Mug-Shot, I experienced many different styles of coffee shops: independent (cafe 1923), corporate(Asian Village Detroit), good (MCB), and bad(fill in the blank_____), and was moved to take my passion to a new level, which happens to be my main aspiration in the coffee world, I spent a year at Kozy Koffee in Highland Michigan learning, researching, and working on all aspects of the wonder that is "Coffee!" I spent nearly a year and a half working with all the great peoples at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and can now be found brewing up love at Madcap Coffee in Grand Rapids MI.
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What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
no matter how much I learn about coffee, theres always more...

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I hosted my first coffee cupping today....

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Tonight Courtney(Girl) and I were able to throw together a coffee cupping at Kozy, it was only a week ago we put out a sign up sheet and watched it fill up within a day and a half. To our surprise we had almost twenty very interested people show up and dive into a world that they all agreed that they knew nothing about. On the menu the Girl and I decided that we would try a PNG, a Sumatra, a Bolivian, and a Brazilian(we were hoping for some kind of African coffee, but our roaster didn't show up… Continue

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At 4:35pm on September 4, 2009, tif said…
thank you so much for the hosp!
i've been dealing oz of anodyne like it's drugs.
it's hilarious.

we are planning a get together at noble soon. you guys should come down for it. i'll keep ya posted.
At 5:17am on August 30, 2009, tif said…
okay! dates finalized:
this wednesday and thursday. we are driving up around 3:30pm wednesday and leaving thursday sometime.

we would love a place to crash.
At 3:15pm on August 26, 2009, Luis Zaman said…
My man, I'll def. see ya in October at Madcap! I'm pumped, I had a great time. We'll talk about the jam at the end of the month then, its a bit too far away for me to even think about making plans yet :). I'm glad you liked the pics, and feel free to steal any of them.
At 12:28pm on August 24, 2009, tif said…
will you and courtney be around friday night/saturday?
i'm thinking of training it up.
At 11:36pm on August 21, 2009, Luis Zaman said…
(there are many many more, but most ended up blurry or color burned, I can send the rest if you want them)
At 11:34pm on August 21, 2009, Luis Zaman said…
Hey man, it was a killer time, and here are the pictures to prove it!
At 12:53pm on August 20, 2009, brett felchner said…
word on the street is your going down tonight against me and my fellow mil-town peeps? do tell you handsome devil ha
At 9:36am on August 19, 2009, tif said…
ugh, i don't think im gonna make it now. which is okay, since you won't be there.
BUT i'll let you know man if i make it up soon. hopefully i will.
At 3:38pm on August 17, 2009, tif said…
my bf and i are taking a day trip up to milwaukee friday night and staying saturday.
beers? coffee? both?!

ima messege you my #.
At 10:43am on July 27, 2009, Coffee Kids said…
Hey Eric, thanks for adding Coffee Kids. Say hi to Steven for us. I lived down in Bay View for a while. Oh yeah, check out our Web site and let us know if you or Anodyne would like to get involved in helping coffee-farming families.

Kyle @ Coffee Kids

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