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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.
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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
The Netherlands
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.

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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

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