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  • Portland, OR
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, home barista, coffee enthusiast, industry professional
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
NW Portland
How many years have you been in the industry?
Seven Years, plus several years when I was a lil' one at home.
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
maybe
Tell us more about your coffee shop or barista skills.
I run the coffee side of a small cafe inside Wieden + Kennedy Portland.

I like coffee, I like tea. I love the java, and it loves me.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
France, particularly Lacanche
Italy, all of it
China
Japan
Australia
The Netherlands
Sweden
About Me:
I'm a barista and an Animator. I grew up in Vida, Oregon, I don't expect you to have heard of it. Most of the people in the next town over don't know it's there either...I love to cook and experiment with recipes. I draw and read voraciously, and I play rugby whenever I can.

I love to experiment with espresso, the environment I work in is really pro-exploration (I mean, there's a wall mural that says "Fail Harder" on it made out of thumb tacks...)
About My Company:
Side Plate is a new coffee shop with a pretty limited clientele...Cooky and I are really looking forward to lots of menu customization and rolling out lots of specials. I'm excited to see how things work out. Week one...great success!

My current mission: Convincing the owner to buy better espresso...which is, coincidentally, cheaper than what he insists on buying now. Seems like a win/win...right?
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The passion. The taste isn't too bad either.
Website:
http://www.isn'treal.com

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At 5:57pm on February 1, 2009, sophie said…
I will have trouble putting my shop with foot traffic becasue, everyone drives in north carolina. So i will have to look for a high traffic area. I know mc donalds uses satalites. i am not 100% sure how to pick the best spot but i will look.
At 10:17pm on January 31, 2009, sophie said…
hey , my name is Sophie and i am trying to start a coffee bussiness in the south. Would it be ok to ask you some questions
1 what do you like or dislike about starbucks or regular coffee spot?
2 What is your perfect idea of a coffee shop
3 what would it take for you to go to a new shop? hours, pricing, menu, enterainment
Thanks
 
 
 

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