Matt Swenson
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Curtis Water Tower...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Caragay Oct 14, 2009. 3 Replies

Coffee grounds as fertilizer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mandoline Medina May 2, 2009. 15 Replies

Single Portafilters

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
industry professional, consultant, service tech/repair, supplier
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
New York, NY
How many years have you been in the industry?
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 started out pulling shots in the first Bear Creek Coffee drive thru shop in 2000. I have held several positions since, including district manager, distribution manager, trainer, roaster, owner of Evans & King Coffee Roasters, President of Bear Creek Coffee, and Director of Swensonian Coffee Professionals. I am now the Northeast Coffee consultant for Dallis Brothers Coffee based out of New York. I volunteer regularly for the Specialty Coffee Association of America and I am a certified Lead Instructor for the SCAA, certified SCAA Cupping Judge and a licensed Q grader with the CQI.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Any and all...but South Africa would be nice.
About Me:
I'm a coffee loving, micro-brew drinking, music craving, golfing machine.
About My Company:
Dallis Bros. Coffee was the New York original. Since 1913, it has provided phenomenal Single Origin coffees to the New York area and beyond. Dallis Bros. has set the precedent for many of current specialty coffee standards over the years.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The Coffee and People!

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At 4:22pm on June 7, 2010, Christopher Zimmerman said…
Hey Matt,
Just checkin to see if you're going to be around Wednesday as thats when we'll be drivin through... Probablly goin through Indianapolis sometime in the am... Cheers
At 7:15pm on May 21, 2010, Christopher Zimmerman said…
You responded to my thread and mentioned stopping by a roastery in indianapolis... I'm looking for more info to plan our trip down...
At 3:48pm on August 24, 2009, Jay Caragay said…
Matt- Saw your comments in the thread about selling the Curtis Water Tower. Don't have access to email at the moment but I'd be interested in purchasing it.
At 5:12pm on April 23, 2009, Brady said…
Good to meet you too. I hope you had fun teaching that class, didn't get a chance to catch up with you afterward. I'll def. stop in next time I'm in IN... probably this summer.
At 1:08pm on April 20, 2009, Scott Bruggman said…
Matt it was great meeting you this weekend, hopefully cross paths again at another show.
At 3:16pm on January 6, 2009, Mark Twain Ice & Coal said…
I think we have brought some members of the community out of their respective holes. The people really appreciate the environment, the coffee, the pie etc...We are gearing up to take on a morning crowd...long days Matt, Im sure you know. If you ever would like to come down for the weekend...lemme know...we can stun them with velvet. Talk soon.
At 5:07am on December 18, 2008, Jason Dominy said…
Glad you dug it, and had a great trip! Let me know next time you're around these parts, I'll take you around!
At 6:13am on December 12, 2008, Jason Dominy said…
Hey Matt. There's two choices for you. One is right off 77, one off 85. Let me know what you think!
(the one below is off of Sam Furr Rd. Hwy 73, exit 23 or 25.
(Village @ Oakhurst)
9606 Bailey Road, Ste B
Cornelius, NC 28031

(the one below is off of Mallard Creek off 85, just past Harris Blvd.)
(The Shoppes @ Highland Creek)
5818 Prosperity Church Road, C-9
Charlotte, NC 28269
At 12:04pm on November 26, 2008, Andy said…
Thanks for the congrats! I was nice to win but I was surprised that there were not more competitors. It is too bad that the baristas in indy don't get an opportunity thowdowns or at least schmoozing.
At 12:20pm on October 16, 2008, Mark Twain Ice & Coal said…
still having some minor issues with the machine...trying to get open for Nov. 1st...wish we could have kept you!!!

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