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14 Gram Baskets: Fact or Fiction?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Clark Dec 4, 2018. 12 Replies

Get Baristas on Oprah's new network!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Jaworski Jun 28, 2010. 5 Replies

Help! Consistently Inconsistent GB/5

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott May 27, 2012. 17 Replies

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, barista trainer
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Los Angeles, CA, USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
5
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 have just begun competing and I'm fascinated by the variety of techniques out there. Although I don't yet believe there is "one perfect tamp", I am looking for the one that works best for me. I love trying and tweaking new methods. I believe this barista generation will be the trailblazing trend setters to carry our profession to a higher level of respect - and compensation. I'd like to be an innovator in the field.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Anywhere great coffee is made or grown. I certainly want to travel to an origin country at any available opportunity. In the immediate future, I need to spend some time in the Northwest, and I am very interested in doing an exchange in Seattle or Portland. I would need to exchange with someone who is also on the trainer level and would be able to take over my duties of training new hires and overseeing quality in our six locations.
About Me:
I am an actor, writer and filmmaker. I am currently working on producing "BARISTA!" a documentary series on the barista profession. I have established a website, TheCoffeeNetwork.TV which is devoted to the coffee industry as a whole.
About My Company:
I work as the Barista Trainer for Groundwork Coffee Co., L.A. County's largest organic coffee roaster. We have 6 retail locations and are committed to our motto, "Coffee, Tea, Community".

My entertainment production company is called Soldaderas Subiendo, which translates to Women Soldiers Rising. Our mission is to create works written, directed or produced by women with stories featuring women in roles of leadership, survival and empowerment.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The flavor of the people and the jolt of the caffeine.
Website:
http://www.thecoffeenetwork.tv

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Justice for Noel. Help make Seattle safer.

Posted on December 10, 2010 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Hello Baristas,
I recently visited Seattle for the first time. Unfortunately, I was there for a tragic reason, however, being in the U.S. espresso mecca, coffee was my one true comfort.
I went to Seattle to attend a murder trial. If you live in or near Seattle, you may be familiar with the case. My brother, Noel Lopez, was viciously beaten to death (for four hours with boards and steel construction equipment) by two men associated with a group known as the "Downtown…
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Help me get to Copenhagen!

Posted on March 17, 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Hello Barista Colleagues!
I have entered a contest with the Travel Channel asking Anthony Bourdain to take me to Copenhagen for the World Barista Championship. Please view, rate and add your comments! Thanks so much!

http://yourtrip.travelchannel.com/clip.aspx?key=4484DE291DBC04D1

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At 1:57pm on January 8, 2009, DAMIAN LOPEZ said…
I WANT TO
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
At 2:29pm on January 6, 2009, DAMIAN LOPEZ said…
HI LITA, YOUR ART IS COOL
At 1:34pm on December 4, 2008, Joey Trujillo said…
Did you ever make it into Walden's?
At 8:32am on November 22, 2008, Marcelena said…
Looks like you have a foot in the door for greatness in the specialty coffee biz, keep it up, I love to see strong women dominating this industry! Rock on!
At 5:26pm on November 20, 2008, Joey Trujillo said…
Yeah, please stop by!
At 8:22pm on July 16, 2008, Joey Trujillo said…
Hi! I'd be happy to keep you in the loop for the Reno jam, Lita.
At 11:21am on July 16, 2008, Damian said…
Hope your weather is better over there than in Ireland. More rain again and again. Thank god for good coffee.
At 6:30am on July 12, 2008, Damian said…
Hi Lita,
Greetings from Ireland
At 1:08pm on May 13, 2008, Bronwen Serna said…
Hey Lita! Great to meet you as well. Let me know when you are in SEA or Vancouver.
At 3:59pm on May 6, 2008, Ryan Palmer said…
Good show at the USBC, you looked great. I hope to see you soon. Drop me an email.

Cheers
 
 
 

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