Jacob Casella
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  • Buffalo, NY
  • United States
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Old "Rio" Mazzer Major burr question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike McGinness Oct 3, 2012. 2 Replies

roaster wanted!

Started Nov 17, 2011 0 Replies

Blending Apparatus

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Matthew Bugg Jan 7, 2013. 2 Replies

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, barista trainer, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Buffalo, USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
Since the summer of 2006
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
About Me:
Originally from the sticks in Pennsylvania, I moved to Buffalo, NY, fell in love with espresso, have been working in coffee shops ever since.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
Getting obsessive over coffee; espresso & espresso machines; chatting with a diverse group of customers.

Jacob Casella's Blog

A quick Rochester Visit

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

I love this store! It's enormous:

Originally a car dealership, the Rochester store is still called Spot “Chevy”. It somehow manages to feel comfortable rather than cavernous, despite the size. This

store doubles as a gallery space for many artists, and they have lots

of room for doing music acts as well.…


Espresso Apollo and some thoughts on 'spro culture.

Posted on August 14, 2010 at 10:44am 0 Comments

One of the guys that works with me at Spot Elmwood was headed down to Philadelphia for a few days, to visit the Mutter Museum of Medical Oddities among other things. When I learned this, I immediately gave him directions to go to Ultimo coffee (it's possible I may have also instructed him to hit on Aaron Ultimo for me if possible). And, knowing that they have Counter Culture coffee, I was hoping he could pick me up a pound of that… Continue

Buffalo Brewing Blog

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Buffalo Brewing is a blog about the coffee and coffee-house scene in Western New York. I'm based out of Buffalo. I want to encourage the growth of specialty coffee and good

third places in my city and beyond, by encouraging education and a

sense of community on both sides of the counter. I also want a place

to put my thoughts/rants/opinions/questions about coffee and cafés

down where they can, in theory, be publicly ridiculed.…


Battle Scars, Grinder Ideas

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 7:00am 0 Comments

I thought I was pretty clever, coming in to work before 5am to swap out the burrs in our main coffee grinder. One hour and a number of odd complications later, I was starting to sweat at the thought of all those coffee orders just over the horizon...fortunately, I got everything brewing in time. Our fix-everything-man came by and helped me figure out the problem: turns out I was just being too gentle in trying to loosen a bolt. Gentleness aside, I did manage to stab myself pretty good with a… Continue

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At 4:28am on July 16, 2012, ROXANNE KISH said…

Hi Jacob Ty you for wanting to help with my new coffee house,but unfortunately I had thyroid surgery and it delayed my opening and I lost the building. I hope I can recover soon so I can start all over.

At 2:12am on December 1, 2011, Chad Maslanka said…
Jacob, please give me a shout. I would like to know more about the roaster position
At 5:44am on July 13, 2011, Mark Jackson said…
hey give me a call
At 9:23am on August 12, 2010, Mark Jackson said…
You may have fun contacting him and getting him in for a drink
At 7:43am on August 12, 2010, Mark Jackson said…
At 7:43am on August 12, 2010, Mark Jackson said…
Thought you may want to invite him in to reap the rewards of your training program. I hope all is well and let me know when you guys may be needing some more equipment

Mark Jackson
Whole Latte Love
At 6:55am on February 16, 2010, Mark Jackson said…
Give me a call when you have a chance to work with you guys if possible on equipment etc

Mark Jackson
1-888-411-5282 x 5196
Cell Ph # 585-880-1581

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