Ken Palmer
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  • Houston, Texas
  • United States
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
coffee roaster, coffee grower, industry professional, consultant
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Houston, USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
29 years, yea it's been another year guys
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 will leave the barista to the Sean and Max , I just offer coffee roasting and processing knowledge, which I have done half my life
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
I have traveled to most all coffee producing countries
About Me:
Alfred Peet taught me to Roast and cup 25 years ago and I have a coffee farm and house in Costa Rica. I just spent 2 years in Ethiopia consulting with Farmers and coops and installing new processing equipment
About My Company:
Coffee, Inc is my consulting company mostly consulting in processing coffee and roasting
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?

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At 5:00pm on December 3, 2010, Geoffrey Carroll said…
accept my friendship'll be good for you
At 6:45am on February 19, 2009, Aaron Blanco said…
Hey Ken, how's the Hydra?
At 9:35pm on February 8, 2009, Greenway Barista said…
i'm reopen so come grab a macchiato if you have a chance
At 9:12pm on January 27, 2009, Greenway Barista said…
you coming home?! if not, i don't blame you for staying!!! lol
At 8:49pm on December 28, 2008, Greenway Barista said…
misty valley was refreshing.
mexican tasted more of something i could drink every morning!
At 9:23am on December 17, 2008, Greenway Barista said…
i saw some mexican you had roasted up, it looked great ken!
At 11:05am on October 28, 2008, BaristaOnDutY said…
When You Get A Moment If You Could email me prices and min for your green beans I'd appreciate it, also roasted offerings, my Biz is starting to pick up and I'm gonna need a good supplier till I take over the Coffee World. Thanks...Mr Pan Man aka Baristaonduty
At 12:51pm on October 10, 2008, Matt Swenson said…
Hey Ken,

I haven't been in the industry for 29 years like you have, but i have had a good fair amount of experience for the time i have been in the industry. I started out as a barista 8 years ago, working up our regional mgr. From there, i headed up our distribution and roasting company for almost a year before i started traveling and opening the new stores for our company. I have also been a station instructor for SCAA on a few espresso classes. As far as the "consultant" goes, I am a training and operations consultant to new stores opening. Most of the time for the Bear Creek stores, but have done several trainings for independently named shops throughout the country as well.

Others in our company that make up our consultant team each have 20+ years experience in project management, sales, and former starbucks senior management. That being said, I'm definitely the young guy on our team.

I didn't mean to offend you by calling myself a consultant but by your definition of 2+ decades, Matt Milleto wouldn't be considered a consultant either. I personally think he is one of the best in the industry in what he does. Aside from that, i'm glad that he started this site to help network and allow people like me to learn a few things from my peers like yourself.

At 7:25pm on October 9, 2008, Greenway Barista said…
lol good make sure you get paid good before the espresso gets out. im at the donut shop every single day if you ever feel the need for complimentary croissant sandwiches and kolaches. bring some espresso and we can play around too!
At 5:38am on October 9, 2008, Greenway Barista said…
I said silvia but I meant LINEA.. Lol I just need a more stable temperature setting at this point

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