Garrett
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Kalamazoo, MI
How many years have you been in the industry?
2 years
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.
The Strutt www.thestrutt.com
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Anywhere I can to learn more about the industry.
About Me:
I am a roaster/part owner of The Kalamazoo Coffee Co. I also am a barista at The Strutt Cafe and Bar in Kalamazoo.
About My Company:
www.thestrutt.com
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The unity in the industry. I feel as if the coffee industry is different than other industries as we all work together to provide the best product we can to the end-consumer. If you all help each other make a better product, the end-consumer will be satisfied with the beverage creation overall, expanding the coffee market, therefore expanding the profits for everyone involved in the industry.
Website:
http://www.thestrutt.com

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At 6:40pm on August 6, 2009, becca. said…
hello!
At 1:40pm on July 6, 2009, Dan Dean said…
Garret - I am in on Saturday 2-9 p.m. and beyond. - Dan
At 8:34pm on July 3, 2009, Rich Abker said…
Hi Garret,
Thanks for asking about what books most influenced me when I just began to learn about coffee. Today, one can find many, many, books that feature espresso. You can find them in most new or used book stores. So, I will omit those and list those about coffee that that most influenced me in my first three years of selling coffee.

Here are a few book titles that have helped me in my learning process.
1) Coffee: A guide to buying, brewing and enjoying- By Kennith Davids
2) The Complete Book of Coffee: By Harry Rolnick (Melitta)
3) All About Coffee: By William Ukers
4) The Book of Coffee: By Francesco & Ricardo Illy (Dr. Ernesto Illy)
5) The Penny Universities-A History of the Coffee Houses: By Aytoun Ellis
6) The Book of Coffee & Tea: By Karl Schapira, David & Joel
7) Brown Gold: By Andres Uribe
8) Coffee: A Connoisseur's Companion-By Claudia Roden
9) The Coffee Companion: By Jon Thorn
10) Brazil, The Amazons & The Coast: By Herbert Smith

Their were scores of other books, videos, CD's and written articles from which I have learned. There were many discussions with roast masters, business owners and well educated baristas that proved invaluable.

I would like to say that Bellisimo has a fine selection of DVD's on coffee and espresso that provide education and enthusiasm to your quest for knowledge. Much success to you my friend!
At 5:06pm on June 30, 2009, Dan Dean said…
Garret,
Come on by and we can talk - show you what we have done. I work most Satruday afternoons (will not be there this weekend 7-4) and weekday mornings except Wednesday. Feel free to send an e-mail - do you have it? Not sure how this stuff works.
At 1:01pm on June 28, 2009, Alex Chojolan said…
Hey Garret,
Well nice to know that you came to visit us at something's brewing and you liked the place. Yes, I just move to kalamazoo from Holland, so not to far. I'm going to have to visit you at chocola-tea and please do stop by again and introduec yourself, it would be nice to meet someone else from the industry.
At 10:18am on March 21, 2009, Garrett said…
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