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Using washers on portafilter spouts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Svoboda Nov 2, 2011. 4 Replies

At our shop, we use an old La San Marco and the portafilter spouts have developed the ol' "don't tighten to the center anymore" syndrome.  A guy from our roaster was recently here and mentioned that…Continue

Compensating for a bad hire

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southeast Grind Nov 14, 2011. 5 Replies

Something that's been on my mind recently:  shop policies and procedures.  I just read an earlier thread on the subject of getting employees to clean the shop …Continue

Dead shots

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Roberts Aug 16, 2011. 3 Replies

I thought this might make for a fun conversation piece:  does letting a shot sit and cool affect it's taste in a negative way? I don't think anybody's arguing that the taste doesn't change but it's…Continue

Creating a marketing segment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southeast Grind Jul 22, 2011. 3 Replies

I'm part of a new, small coffee shop in Sherwood, OR.  Well, new in a way.  We bought out the previous owners and kept the name but changed everything else.  THAT decision aside, most of our current…Continue

Tags: competing, competition, quality, market, marketing

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, barista trainer, home barista, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Tualatin, United States
How many years have you been in the industry?
2
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.
I've been a working barista for a couple of years now but I've been really honing my skills since April when I moved to a more quality-centric cafe.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
All of them.
About Me:
I'm a person who acquired a taste for coffee when I started at a coffee shop. I never knew how incredibly deep making coffee could become. I think that learning the process has made me passionate to teach other people about the art of coffee as I constantly learn about it myself.
About My Company:
I currently work at Coffee Central in Sherwood, OR. We carry Batdorf & Bronsen coffee and I have also been developing a relationship with them.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The depth of knowledge and sustainability
Website:
http://www.mediobarista.blogspot.com

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Small Note to BXers

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 8:40am 0 Comments

Just posting a small blog to say that the posts you've found (and hopefully read) here on BX are a sampling of the posts on my blog site.  If you desire to read more words that have spewed forth from the fountain that is my keyboard, then you should head over there.

Coffee Kills Kittens

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 8:32am 0 Comments

When I was a kid, I was afraid of anything that might be the slightest bit good for my health.  I avoided eating anything green, soy, or low-fat like it was poison, which was very difficult given my mother's persistence in buying food rich in vitamins and hiding it in my sugar.  She would cook broccoli into my brownies and carrots into my cake!  The nerve!  In retaliation, I decided I would mask everything even remotely good for me in sugar.  Every morning when I got a bowl of Chex, it was… Continue

OMG! They're Dead!

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 8:31am 0 Comments

A few days ago, I made a latte with dead shots.  They weren't even old shots.  They weren't on their last legs, in need of a transfusion, or on life support in critical condition.  They were dead.  For those of you who aren't cued into coffee lingo, a dead shot has supposedly become gross and decomposition-y after having been made and let to sit.  Some people say they go dead after 30 seconds and some say a minute.  The point is that apparently shots of espresso have the life span of a mayfly,… Continue

Quality on Vinyl

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Okay, so I'm at Stumptown in Portland right now and I order an espresso, latte, and scone.  Am I a worse person for the fact that I, one, see a man behind the bar with about a day's worth of growth and think "he must be new" and, two, hope that the person pulling my shots has a proper "barista" level beard?  There was, however, a person working behind the bar with no facial hair whose gender was in question (turned out it was a girl) so I automatically felt that he or she was more… Continue

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At 6:49am on July 18, 2011, Mike Spence said…

Thanks Joshua,  Please let them know that I'd love to talk to them about any issues.  I'm curious where we might have dropped the ball and if it's possible for us to fix things.   Thanks!

 

At 6:11pm on July 14, 2011, Mike Spence said…

Hi Joshua, I saw the comment in the forum here about your experiance with us.  I'm sorry this is what you experianced.   I'm not sure what happened (I'm not in the office until Monday) but I'd like to see what issues you have had.  Would you email the store name that you are with (mike@selbysoft.com)?  I'll see what I can come up with. 

Thanks

Mike.

 

 
 
 

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