Matthew Pitts
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  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • United States
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Single origin espresso

Started this discussion. Last reply by jon Apr 11, 2010. 13 Replies

So I know that this has been topic of discussion before, however:I'm looking for any opinions on single origin espresso.  As far as how many shops actually serve single origins, all the time.My shop…Continue

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What makes the Starbucks employee tick?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Caragay Jan 28, 2010. 14 Replies

I know this has been a topic of conversation many times before, however I thought I'd bring it up again...After working in the specialty coffee industry for nearly ten years now, I constantly run…Continue

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, barista trainer, coffee roaster, home barista, coffee enthusiast, supplier
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Sioux Falls, SD USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
8 years
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.
Started working with coffee shortly out of high school. Fell in love with it, & has become my passion.
Currently I am the manager of Black Sheep Coffee & Roasting in Sioux Falls, SD. USA. We have been roasting & supplying other wholesale clients for over ten years now...
Our atmosphere is as it sounds(At least in South Dakota).We rotate artwork out with local artists, as well provide a stage for local & traveling musicians.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
USA- Denver/Boulder area, southern California, Phillie...
Other countries, I'd include Ethiopia, the UK, Japan.
Fascinated by their cultures.
About Me:
Married July of '08.
Dallas Schmidt. She's a member as well. Check her out.
Also I spend time DJing records. All vinyl, baby. Providing the sweet sounds of funk, & hip hop mostly. Some other goodies in there.
About My Company:
I pretty much summed it up above...
Black Sheep Coffee.
If you're in the area, definitely worth checking out. The multicultural diversness is amazing. Everyone from the guy down the street, to local politicans, & doctors, to an Ethiopian man playing chess with his grand daughter. I love it.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The social aspect. The fact it brings people together. Whether they have knowledge of coffee or not.

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