barista trainer, industry professional, service tech/repair
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Los Angeles CA-USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
Tell us more about your coffee shop or barista skills.
I started my career in Seattle in the mid 80's as a Barista from there I worked as a service manager and technician and trainer in Seattle.I have been with my current employer for 17 years I currently teach classic Italian barista technique and recipes as well as technical and quality parameters and everything related to coffee.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
as many as I can
Never thought I would make coffee my career but guess what here I am 24 years later Maybe it is the scandinavian heratige... I started drinking coffee at age 9 in 1972!!!. my mom made cafe aulait using a moka pot and a small enameled pitcher for the milk heated on the stove . this is where my love began... I love teaching and creating. although my job encompasses a wide variety of responsibilities, teaching Baristas and sharing my experiance and knowledge is where my heart is. I love that all these years later I continue to learn new and exciting things.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
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