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Chris Deferio

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, barista trainer, industry professional, consultant
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Louisville, KY
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.
Worked in many Coffee Houses over the years...
Gimme! Coffee, Carriage House Cafe both in Ithaca, NY.
Worked with the amazing folks at Cafe Kubal in Syracuse, NY.
Now I am the Cafe Operations Manager for Sunergos Coffee in Louisville, KY
16 years as a professional barista, barista trainer, Manager, speaker, and Consultant.
3 Time Latte Art Champion 04, 05, 09.
New World Latte art Championship Judge
North East Barista Champion 07
USBC finalist 4th place 07
Published articles in magazines and recipes in books
About Me:
I'm a coffee professional,and a born again Christian
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
People and free coffee

Do not underestimate a solid foundation.

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At 12:40pm on August 17, 2010, Mick Evans said…

At 5:36am on January 19, 2010, Hiroshi Sawada said…
Hi, Deferio Maybe... See you in Coffee Fest in NY. I'm looking forward to seeing you this March.
At 1:58pm on October 14, 2009, Daniel Williamson said…
I am looking into the internship that Guy Phanz is offering! It would be this summer. Can you tell me what you think of what they are doing? I can only see what they have on the website, and it excites me, but I would like a confirmation as to whether or not it is a good program. Your thoughts?
At 8:23pm on October 5, 2009, Alex Chojolan said…
Hey Chris,
How have you been? anyways this is alex that work for Jack Groot and just wanted to say thank you for you help in D.C. I believe my latte art gotten better and it was a lot because of you help. thank you.
At 4:47pm on October 4, 2009, Daniel Williamson said…
How was the jam?
At 6:19pm on August 25, 2009, Chris/Dale said…
after reading your last post on the so thread , I'm convinced that we should be friends in some sort of capacity albeit an unreal one (i.e. bx friendship)
At 9:46am on June 30, 2009, lindsaytron said…
ha, you're like the fourth person to tell me that in less than a week,
guess i'm about to pay jay a visit soon XD

At 10:53am on June 12, 2009, william kevin emmons said…
let me know how you do this weekend. and send me a pic of your winning pour
At 9:32pm on May 13, 2009, Leo Li said…
Hey CHrist,
This is Yang, Thanks for Train me in Chicago Navi Pier coffee fest.
Heard u will head to Vegas for Competition. See u then.

At 1:27pm on February 26, 2009, Jesse -D-> said…
Hey Chris, thanks for the shout out. Are you headed to PDX?

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