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Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Mills Oct 10, 2008. 22 Replies

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Phoenix, Arizona 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?
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Italy, Spain and Ireland

In the good ol' U S of A...
New Mexico, Georgia, Maine, New Orleans, Washington DC and New York
About Me:
I am native to Arizona and I LOVE it here. I have family in Alaska and Austin, TX. If you haven't been to either place - you really must! My family and I enjoy camping and exploring the great outdoors. One thing I look forward to every year is taking the kids to culinary festivals, art festivals, music festivals - all festivals! My wonderful husband and I love to find new places to indulge in culinary treasures. Two of our faves are Postinos in Phoenix & T Cooks at the Royal Palms. I love to watch cooking and travel shows such as Andrew Zimmermans Bizzare Foods.

My first job as a barista was before we were considered as such here in America (back in the early 90's). I worked at Gloria Jeans in Scottsdale Fashion Square for about 3 years. After I married we moved to California were I continued as a barista at Me and Charlie's in Fallbrook. While my kids were growing up, I worked as an administrative assistant but always knew I would come back to coffee. Now that they are in school full-time, here I am doing what I've always wanted to. It is funny how quickly those skills all came back to me. I strive to learn all I can about coffee and seem to research it daily. My main focus right now at work is learning latte' art.
About My Company:
What an exciting place to work. Not only have I learned to steam milk almost perfectly - but I am learning latte' art! It doesn't stop there either! My knowledge of wine is slowly growing too. I am so very excited about this venture! Press is all about bringing the coffee culture of Seattle to Phoenix. Not only do we have coffee cuppings and wine tastings but soon we will host the first of many latte art throw downs in Phoenix! That is what it is all about great coffee, great food and great wine! Not to mention great people! Press Coffee Food Wine at CityNorth in North Phoenix.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
Most definately the customers! I love making someones day just a little brighter. A very close second is the creative process of the drink itself!

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At 6:44am on January 21, 2009, Dustin Butler said…
Hi Carrie,

The Press looks bad ass! And yes Austin is a fun city for sure, my brother lives there. Anyways, I started up a civet coffee (kopi luwak) company while I was in the Peace Corps in the Philippines. Its the rarest coffee in the world, and the business supports the same tribal community I was assigned to work with. Check out the website

Take care and drop me a line sometime.
At 10:46am on December 17, 2008, Steve MacDowall said…
love the photos - Greetings from Canada - it's snowing at the moment I could do with a hot cup of coffee just about now. - Steve
At 6:12pm on December 2, 2008, John said…
Hi Carrie. Press looks like a fun place. Do you sell wine by the glass, or just bottled?
Do you get to learn about wines like baristas learn about coffees?
At 7:18am on November 20, 2008, Becca said…
That's great to hear! I did come by the other day! I'm friends with both Brian and Sam who work there. I'm excited for all you in this new "Press" journey!
At 9:57pm on November 19, 2008, Becca said…
How do you like working at Press?!? Both Steve and Brian are great guys!
At 2:56pm on November 10, 2008, Natasha said…
Yes, I definitely think that'd be good. Whenever our schedules intertwine! :]
At 8:47am on October 26, 2008, Natasha said…
Definitely! Carpooling would be perfect. We need to save all the gas/money that we can. :] Perfect idea.
At 3:30pm on October 25, 2008, Lisa said…
Thanks Carrie! I'm looking forward to getting started, too! I'll probably take you up on that, I appreciate all the help I can get! See you soon!
At 8:48pm on October 23, 2008, Rim Cafe said…
nice photos
At 8:03am on October 23, 2008, Treva said…
Thanks Carrie, for your response. A quick search on the net and I found it!
I am not surprised that it is in Seattle! I hope to commission artwork for a new enterprise in Washington DC - the mosaics are inspired. Thanks for posting the pic.

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