Gabe Windham
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  • Marietta, GA
  • United States
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Backpacking the US as a barista!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gabe Windham Jan 30, 2010. 6 Replies

New to the art of latte art.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jessica Lamb-Brown Jan 31, 2010. 30 Replies

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, barista trainer, home barista, coffee enthusiast, consultant, supplier
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Atlanta, GA
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.
I have worked in 5 different coffee shops around Georgia for the past 6 years and sold coffees and teas from regions all over the world. I am involved with a few private vendors who work with experimental strains of teas and coffee beans. I have recently been working closely with a new ethnabotanical tea company, Misty Mountain Herbals (
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Italy, Japan, Bali, Java, France, Various places in Africa, New Zealand, Alaska, Russia, and most of all... Nepal.
About Me:
I am 23 years old, and I have been working in coffee for 6 years. Aside from coffee I also have a passion for ethnobotanical teas and very unique herbs from around the world. I spend a lot of my free time rock climbing and working.
About My Company:
I work both for myself and at a local coffee house, training baristas, consulting and distributing coffee beans, green and roasted, to various coffee shops in the southeast. I do a bit of serving at various events as well, usually for non-profit organizations and fund-raisers. I serve the beans that I represent in sales at these events as well. My results have been infectious as both a barista and as an industry professional.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
I enjoy watching coffee houses come to life and their owners giggle with excitement when their dreams are met.

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Gabe Windham's Blog

Vendor Relationships

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 5:45am 0 Comments

Just read a really interesting article on vendor relationships and suddenly I realized that my store has a horrible relationship with our vendors. I have seen recently how people are dealing with their vendors at other stores and came to the conclusion that we seriously need to revamp our vendor relationships to a trusting and profiting relationship. The general idea of the relationship between a store and their vendor is based on a mutual profitability. If the store profits, the vendor… Continue

Climbing and Coffee

Posted on December 21, 2009 at 8:29pm 0 Comments

So I have noticed a theme where I am residing. The rock climbing gyms in my area are starting to steer towards selling coffee beans or something along those lines. The gym that I am a very loyal patron to has started selling beans from a company called Coffee AM and the new gym being built in Atlanta (right down the road) will have an entire floor devoted to a coffee shop, yoga center and weight lifting gym. I worked at a small coffee house in my immediate area whose target market was cyclists.… Continue

Hard Work for Hard Times

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 5:15pm 0 Comments

So I am currently working at a shop I started out at in January of 2009. I left in March of 2009 to go work with another shop, Cafe:ine, which I value very much. Upon returning to Cafe:ine, I began to see a lot of the flaws with the company and began to pick up on the issues we were having and how they were being dealt with. Our location was very difficult to get to, our target market was extremely small (cyclists), we changed ideas for the store quite frequently, disallowing our current ideas… Continue

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At 11:33am on February 1, 2011, BreAnn Veldstra said…
hey I read about your epic journey on the barista group page I am doing the same thing in may! The journey starts from homer Alaska to Southern CA!! you should tell me more of your plans and how your trip is gonna work out!
At 6:57pm on April 23, 2010, Randy Harrell said…
Hey man... I believe I've been seeing you around at cuppings and such around atl...?
At 3:15pm on February 19, 2010, Crystalynn Hyatt said…
Sorry to hear that. I will hopefully be aquiring a motor home that will aleviate bills and rent and such. That should help make a barista exchange tour possible for myself.
At 10:46am on February 16, 2010, Mike said…
thanks for the comment and for joining intelli-serving group! The Rwanda Bufcafe has been super tasty.Nice description too, that is the kind of interaction I am hoping for and more!
At 6:41am on February 13, 2010, Ben Helfen said…
I will be at both!
At 9:59pm on February 10, 2010, Crystalynn Hyatt said…
that sounds like a great crazy idea. will you be staying with friends in the diff places you visit or how will you be accomodated?
At 11:55am on February 1, 2010, Mike said…
Thanks for the friend add!
At 8:47am on January 23, 2010, Zechariah White said…
Hey, Gabe- nice meeting you. stop by again soon. what was the name of your shot again?
At 7:06am on December 30, 2009, Lorrie said…
Our address is 419 West Ponce De Leon Ave. Decatur, GA 30030. Look forward to seeing you in the shop!!
At 7:38pm on December 08, 2009, Gabe Windham added a gift to their profile…
Yay! Zombie Apocalypse!!!

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