David Donde
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, coffee shop owner, barista trainer, coffee roaster, industry professional, consultant, service tech/repair, supplier
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Cape Town, South Africa
How many years have you been in the industry?
12
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
yes
Tell us more about your coffee shop or barista skills.
We are Artisan Roasters, coffee consultants, have South Africa's only full time Barista school, our Baristas have won and been 3 of the 6 finalists in both SA Barista championships, and of course our coffee rocks!
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Australia,Denmark, Japan, USA, UK, NZ
About Me:
I regularly give public talks on coffee, write articles on Coffee and am busy writing a book on Barista Technique. At Origin Coffee Roasting, we are trying to live up to being "The Artisan Roasters of Africa"
I am founding Chairman of SCASA (speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa)
I am seemingly a coffee evangelist. We at Origin are Speciality Artisan Coffee Roasters, I function as a Coffee & Tea Consultant. I help build brands. I run a full time Barista School and am an active trainer.
We end up being marketers for speciality coffee.
see: http://www.linkedin.com/in/daviddonde
and www.daviddonde.com
About My Company:
The Artisan Roasters of Africa
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
Cool people
Website:
http://daviddonde.com

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At 2:58am on October 10, 2010, angela said…
My name is miss angela desmond i saw your profile today and became interested in
you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my
email address so i can give you my picture, for you to know whom i am.
Here is my email address( ( angela5000desmond@yahoo.fr)
I believe we can move from here!
I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
( angela5000desmond@yahoo.fr)
At 3:08am on May 20, 2009, Kyle Fraser said…
Hi David,

I hope all is well at Origin, I am very impressed with your Nigiro website.. I will be visiting soon!

Cheers man, keep well.
At 3:46am on November 7, 2008, Tshepo said…
Thanks for the invite i like your skills man
At 4:52pm on September 28, 2008, Slipshot said…
Sounds like you got a lot to keep you busy, mate.

Kudos from a young American Barista.

- The best of brews to ya -

( Slipshot )
At 5:45am on July 31, 2008, Alun Evans said…
Mate, I spoke too soon...we have lost a couple on the trot since that fateful posting! Was going to fly down to Eden Park for the Wallaby game this Saturday.... but.... well....
At 7:15pm on July 6, 2008, Alun Evans said…
Hey David, love the website! Sounds like we are doing similar things. Still keen to visit NZ after the rugby on Saturday ;p
At 11:10am on May 30, 2008, rob said…
2-3 months? In awhile to save for the plane ticket. 30-35 hours working behind the bar in exchange for an internship. Maybe a little help with housing at least initially?
At 12:48pm on May 23, 2008, David Donde said…
Cool, how, where when?
At 6:05pm on May 22, 2008, rob said…
I would be very interested in a roasting internship or a little barista exchange....
At 7:27am on April 25, 2008, Jaima said…
David, your website is beautifully put together. I'm very interested in a visit to your shop to work for a time. I would be thrilled to gain the experience and knowledge from you and your staff. Not to mention the opportunity to travel and be surrounded by a new culture. Everything about it sounds wonderful! How long would you want a barista for? Any ideas on lodging?
Jaima
 
 
 

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