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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, coffee roaster, industry professional, entrepreneur
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Stamford, CT USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
My entire life... Professionally, about 10 years
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?
Everywhere... I am a big fan of Europe and their way of life. Always up for a trip to Roma to see if I can beat my new record of coffees consumed in a single day.
About Me:
There are few things that can give the enjoyment I receive from a good cup of coffee in good company. My three passions are coffee, people, and traveling. I love to travel, meet different people, and experience different cultures. Nobody wants to live with regrets. I am a strong supporter in doing what makes you happy. I believe if you're doing something you are truly passionate about, success will follow...
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
I love the social aspect, as well as, the romance of brewing a cup of coffee. For me it is about crafting a beverage that brings people together.

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At 2:49am on March 26, 2011, christopher myers said…'ve got a grinder you want to turn over, I'm in the market for one.  And that's a good place to start.  Thoughts?
At 5:46am on July 14, 2010, John Moore said…
hey donny - very sorry that i haven't gotten back to you - life has been insane of late. give me a buzz when you get a chance!
At 2:28pm on June 7, 2008, Neil said…
Wanted to let you know that I'm working on a big NYCS thing for this month. I'll have details later this week, but I wanted to see if you'll be around on June 29th?

Hope you will be. It's going to be a lot of fun.
At 1:33pm on June 3, 2008, Donny Raus said…
6 months? where are you from originally? quiet during the day, crazy at night... sounds like awesome place to work. much, much better than the shops I've spent time in. i love cafes like that. speaking of which, ever heard of tryst in dc? by far my favorite cafe ever, although their coffee could use some work and I don't think they have live music, but the vibe is great!

as for me, i just started a small roasting biz called raus coffee (my last name:). Right now there is a lot going on, being that we are in our beginning phase, but nevertheless exciting.

my focus is on people and coffee. i know that sounds so cliche, but our education, research, and social awareness alone makes us truly unique and stand apart. don't have a way to prove it to you, so you're forced to take my word for it :)

why did you choose florida??? i know it wasn't just for the coffee... anyway, this is going to look like a book on your wall. sorry about that. i should have split it up in chapters... at least i take the record for longest post!
At 6:01am on June 3, 2008, Ashley said…
Florida's fantastic. I moved down here about 6 months ago, and that's when I stumbled upon Exodus. Great little place. Small enough to be a quiet coffee house during the day, but big enough for some great live shows at night. We have a lot of local musicians that come out.
So, tell me about your shop. What's it like?
At 8:25pm on May 15, 2008, Neil said…
Yes, definitely. My life is a crazy right now, but we should schedule something soon.
At 11:57am on March 8, 2008, Rachel Peterson said…
Hi again. I was looking for a photo to put up on my profile and came across the photos in NY. How are you?
At 4:38am on February 21, 2008, Mary Ellen said…
Hey Donny!!

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