Kara MacDonald
  • Female
  • Seattle
  • United States
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, coffee shop owner, barista trainer, coffee enthusiast, industry professional
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
5611 University Way NE Seattle
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 been a manager and trained many many employees over the last 14 years. I run our new store that opened in September of 07. I have been told that I teach well and most people who train with me end up being really great baristas.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
New Zealand and Scottland
About Me:
Born and raised in Seattle. I got into the business in my early 20's because I drank so much coffee I decided to get a job as a barista. Little did I know that it would become a career. I have been married for 11 years and half of our family lives in New Zealand where I hope to one day take my coffee skills. I like to make kickin coffee! My latte art is pretty good! :)
About My Company:
Herkimer coffee opened in 2003, where I have managed since day one. We are a small roaster commited to serving great coffee. Ongoing training and new techniques keep us on the cutting edge. Quality is number one followed by a great experience. We have a great staff and all of us are always striving for excellence!

art of the pour

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At 6:37am on October 10, 2010, angela said…
My name is miss angela desmond i saw your profile today and became interested in
you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my
email address so i can give you my picture, for you to know whom i am.
Here is my email address( angela5000desmond@yahoo.fr)
I believe we can move from here!
I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
( angela5000desmond@yahoo.fr)
At 9:03pm on September 24, 2008, Alun Evans said…
Will for sure do that. Been awhile since I visited the West Coast, surely a trip beckons in the next 12-18 months.
At 10:38pm on September 21, 2008, Alun Evans said…
Hey Kara, I read on Nik's postings that your hubby was born in Lower Hutt. Small world, me too! Us Kiwi's really get around eh? Nice photos.
At 6:44pm on August 13, 2008, Knox said…
Hey Kara, I stopped by the Greenwood shop today and had a great cupping and conversation with Scott. Thanks for the tip, you guys are great!
At 5:27pm on February 26, 2008, scott@herkimercoffee.com said…
At 3:38pm on January 31, 2008, Ben Gleeson said…
Not too much.. Just made a coffee, Now I've got to print off a heap of certificates for a class tomorrow. Meeting up with editor of Cafe Culture Mag in Aus today.. should be fun. Looking forward to a wonderful caffeine filled weekend - the weather's looking much like Seattle today, bit rainy, bit cold.. bring back summer!
At 2:45pm on January 31, 2008, Ben Gleeson said…
Whatzup my Seattle buddy!
At 5:30pm on January 27, 2008, Ben Gleeson said…
Hey Kara, Thanks for the add.. I love your photos - very cool.
At 8:42am on January 26, 2008, Darren Reynolds said…
Thanks for the add! Maybe when you drop in you can let me know the secret to how you pour an absolutely perfect rosetta!
At 8:25am on January 26, 2008, August said…
next time i am up that way i will have to stop in, thanks for the add.

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