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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, coffee shop owner, barista trainer
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Portland Oregon USA
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.
We have two shops. Blend Coffeehouse + Cafe is a small shop with a big heart that has been in business for six years. We are entrenched in the east Burnside neighborhood. We sell coffee, and all the traditional espresso drinks as well as bagel sandwiches. Blend Coffee Lounge is our new shop in north Portland. We have an extensive coffee menu that usually consists of four single origins, two blends and a decaf that we grind and brew by the cup. We also pull single origin espresso as well as a blend and a decaf.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Portland, Seattle, San Francisco.
About Me:
My back ground is in advertising. When the bottom fell out after September 11 I had an opportunity to change career paths. Although I was making good money I just wasn't happy. That's when I decided to go into the coffee business. I have loved coffee shops since I was a teenager. I grew up with my friends in coffee shops, studied for tests in coffee shops, went on first dates in coffee shops, spent my lunch break in coffee shops. I can't begin to tell you how many memories I have in coffee shops. I love this business.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
Never a dull moment. Techniques and equipment are always evolving.
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At 2:53pm on February 27, 2009, JW said…
Thanks for hosting the event last night Lara.
I had a great time.
It was especially impressive how consistantly you guys turned out the mass quantities of FP. Very cool to have the opportunity to try so many roasters in one little room.
At 9:10am on February 4, 2009, Matt Milletto said…
Hi Lara, welcome to bX!

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