Mary Dally-Muenzmaier
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
home barista, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Milwaukee, WI United States
How many years have you been in the industry?
Well, that's a complicated answer, but we'll go with 2.
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Literally everywhere!
About Me:
Former pro barista, but I am in essence a freelance and creative writer, artist and musician. Check out my blog all about food, drink, culture and art--it's called CricketToes!
I am also the co-owner, co-founder and co-CEO of Cerebral Bends Productions, a company bent on creating and producing innovative, original multimedia art, music and writing, as well as providing multimedia services and products to individuals, businesses and companies of all types.

Mary Dally-Muenzmaier's Blog

Witness the Coffee Nightmare of 1963

Posted on April 17, 2008 at 8:30am 1 Comment

This guy never left Mommy. *shudder*

Please pick up your phone right now, call your mother and/or grandmother and say, "Finally, I understand. I'm sorry--I'm just so sorry."

Link (via Boing Boing)

Post originally published by Milwaukee…


Fair Trade--Wal-Mart Style?

Posted on April 2, 2008 at 5:46pm 2 Comments

Wal-Mart, the undisputed king of crappy labor practices, introduced three new Fair Trade Certified house-brand coffees yesterday. Let me just repeat that in case you're stuck in a stupor of shock--Wal-Mart introduced three new Fair Trade Certified house-brand coffees yesterday. Wasn't any easier to swallow the second time around, was it? Yeah, didn't think so.

In the wake of this highly suspect announcement, the fingers are a pointin' and the charges of hypocrisy are a flyin'. US… Continue

ASCAP, BMI and SESAC's Harassment of Small Coffeehouses is Bad Business

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 9:30am 11 Comments

Let me make something very clear at the outset of this post: Both my husband and I are songwriters and artists and as such have a vested interest in license and distribution royalty rights--in fact, it makes us absolutely giddy to be paid for our work. That being said, I find the harassing, heavy-handed tactics employed by ASCAP, BMI and SESAC against small, independent cafés to be not only… Continue

Latte Art War Declared!

Posted on March 17, 2008 at 3:59pm 0 Comments

Peter Pachal of the high tech blog DVICE has posted a video of a modified Philips 8155 x-y flatbed plotter printing out detailed latte art with edible ink. While it's a clever little gadget, it takes about two extra minutes and that's way too long to have my latte just sittin' there.

Baristas who practice the time honored skill of latte art have not yet responded to this most recent and provocative move by the… Continue

Let the Games Begin!

Posted on March 10, 2008 at 3:15pm 0 Comments

As Mike mentioned last month, Alterra Coffee will be hosting the 2008 Great Lakes Regional Barista Competition (GLRBC) this weekend, March 13-16, at the P.H. Dye Building, 320 E. Buffalo Street, in the Third Ward. With some of the best baristas from Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio pitted against each other, it should be a very tasty… Continue

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At 7:11am 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(
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)
At 7:06pm on January 28, 2009, Kevin Selig said…
Mary, how are things going? Are you going to coffee fest in Chicago? I have some free passes if you need any> Hope to see ya there
At 2:22pm on April 17, 2008, Melissa Nelson said…
Ahhh... right next door!
At 8:52am on April 17, 2008, Coffee Kids said…
Thanks for the add Mary, hope all is well in Milwaukee (snowing in Santa Fe at the moment).

Kyle Freund,
Comm Coordinator
Coffee Kids
At 8:10am on April 17, 2008, David Smith said…
Thanks, Mary, for the add! Mayhap we shall meet one of these days when I hike down to Milwaukee.
At 7:36am on April 17, 2008, Ericka Rodriquez said…
Hi Mary,

Thanks for the add! Will you be taking the trip to Minneapolis for SCAA in May?
At 6:12am on April 8, 2008, Kevin Selig said…
Hello Mary,
I just saw your story about our upcoming B-Jam,
Can you make it? Maybe you can come a speaker and discuss briefly about Milwaukee Specialty Food & Coffee.
Now can I subscribe to receive an email copy?
Thanks again
At 6:39pm on February 25, 2008, Steve Kessler said…
Nice...very nice. It's about 70 degrees. I was born and raised in Milwaukee. I miss it a ton. Besides Alterra, how's the coffee scene?? I'll be back in June for a visit. I can't wait!
At 6:51am on February 8, 2008, Ancora Coffee Roasters said…
Greetings from snowy Madison to the even-more snowy Milwaukee! Hi Mary...nice to meet you.
At 11:54am on February 7, 2008, Jon Nodler said…
Thanks for the add! it is nice to find the midwestern folk' on here!

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