Denise Carbuccia
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  • Fort Richardson, AK
  • United States
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Computers and Coffee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denise Carbuccia Sep 15, 2011. 12 Replies

Good day to all, I'm taking a Data Communications and Network course, and was wondering how information systems apply to the coffee industry.  I'm actually on a project and wondering what would be an…Continue

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
home barista
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Anchorage, US
How many years have you been in the industry?
3 years
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.
Ever since I came up to Alaska 6 years ago with the Army I was introduced to REAL coffee shops and my curiosity began about coffee. Eventually I worked at Kaladi Brothers (the greatest coffee shop ever!), and found my new calling as a Barista. Ever since then (2 or 3 years ago) I've wanted to go back and work at a coffee shop and compete the barista championships. Kind of hard to do when you are set with bills that need to be paid ... ;( But that' where I stand.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Italy, Iceland, South America....i guess anywhere. I love learning about other cultures.
About Me:
I am Hispanic American (panamanian, colombian, dominican, and italian from what i I was born in Queens, NY and raised in Brooklyn. Moved to Florida and joined the Army there. Alaska has always been my dream place to live and luckily i moved up here and married my husband from Alaska. We plan to stay here for a long time. We love it up here. I now am out of the Army and work full time as a System Administrator for the government. Have a doxie (my baby) Alphy and no kids. I love to make coffee, play video games, and watch movies. I like to do outdoor activities: camp, hike, fishing, and try new things.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
Barista, good Customer service, and latte art

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Career Change

Posted on November 6, 2009 at 6:42pm 0 Comments

Hi folks! It feels so good to find my kind of peeps! Anyways, obviously i'm a newbie. But wanted to ask, where do i start? how do i start? I'd love to compete and become a good barista, but don't know where to start. I live up here in Alaska, and i have not seen any coffee fairs at all. It's kind of frustrating. And then on top of that, everybody thinks i'm crazy for wanting to just be a barista. I can't help it, I love making and serving coffee. Coffee is more that coffee to me. Especially… Continue

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At 4:58pm on November 3, 2014, Stephanie Assa said…

Hello Dear,

How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on( the full details.
Have a nice day.

Stephanie Assa.

At 10:19am on February 4, 2010, jeremiah frazier said…
thank you for the compliment,
competing is not my forte,although i entertain the idea ,i just cant commit,and im a terrible loser.
wow coffee in a ak.,
i know a couple of shops in juneu that are pretty cool,ill get you there contact info.
also check out BONZAI COFFEE CO. its my group on this site,
educating the masses one cup at a time.
At 7:54pm on November 9, 2009, Joe Marrocco said…
I read your blog posts. My advice is to travel to as many top shops and roasters as you can. Learn learn learn. Read about how coffee is grown, processed, roasted... how cultivar, processing, roasting, climate, etc,... affect taste. Learn proper brewing techniques. Practice practice practice!! Uf you are wanting to compete, you should go for it!! But know that in order to do well you need to really work hard at it. Only the #1 barista in the US can go on to compete at the world level. That is an amazing goal, but a very steep climb. Try to connect with come other competitors and see if they will let you practice with them. Good Luck!! I know that I just said a lot. Don't rush things. Take your time and have fun. If you are truly going to make a career of this, you've got time!


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