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've been a home barista for a while now, and started as a home roaster. We are now roasting for a tea house in downtown-ish Lansing and retailing there as well. Also have quite a few word-of-mouth customers that buy on a weekly basis. We have plans for a new coffee shop in the area in the works. I can offer some space to jam (most likely), but don't have any commercial machines at the moment.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
All of them
Home Barista and Home Roaster turned Retail Roaster. I have a Silvia, Macap M4 doserless stepless, and a Reg Barber rosewood. Also have a couple of presses, a Chemex, a Beehouse pourover, and a Bodum Kona. I recently moved to Mid Michigan and have been thinking of opening a coffee shop because of the plethora of terrible coffee in the area.
About My Company:
Right now, it's a couple of guys roasting for a local tea house / restaurant. We are also retailing out of her shop. She has given us free reign to take over some counter space and offer more of a coffee shop like menu, so we'll look into that. Eventually the goal is to have our own roasting/retailing shop in the near future.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
yeah I just made an account yesterday.
The new pics look sick dude! you got me motivated to attempt triples last night. I just added new pics of a couple single, getting constant :)
Might be making a bit of a coffee trip on sunday, pretty excited.
I just finally got a chance to check out those pictures because we just got back to MKE after the very long weekend in MI. I have gotta hand it to you, the pictures turned out fantastic... I will let Courtney know you got some awesome ones of her up there and dont be surprised if I steal a few. Also, it was really great finally meeting you in person, you are a stand up citizen if I have ever met one. Haha. Anyway, I think we are going to be back in Michigan for the coffee event at Madcap in early October, so maybe we could all meet up around then or something. Also, if you are interested my good friends at Roast Coffee Co are doing their annual barista jam at their shop towards the end of October, and that should be a ton of fun if you or anyone you know wanted to make the trip out. But anyway, I will keep in touch, and you do the same... let me know how the mitten goes!
haha if im ever in the US i will give you a shout so you cant point me in the right direction. I'm at the shitty job with the quick, poor coffee now. I have an interview tomorrow with this other place so I'm looking forward to that. Petty much had the worst 24 hours known to man, some of it is the kinda stuff you expect to see in a damn soap TV show lol.
I'm having a bit of a coffee problem too. My espresso seems to be coming out overly acidic, so much so I spat the last one out lol.
haha cool stuff, how is it all?
someone finally hired me by the way, it seemed like a nice job but its turned out to be a pile of ass, 10 second shots, the wont let me touch the grinder and asked that I not do latte art (have u seen the new pics btw, lovin them!). Lucky for me i went into a local cafe with a 3 group nuova simonelli aurelia and they offered me a job! I have a meeting on tuesday with them.
When i lived in A2, i lived right near down town, and it was great. Rent wasn't crazy bad, but i also lived with 4 other people, so yeah. Check out places on catherine st. maybe. That's where i lived and it was quite nice.
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