barista, manager, coffee shop owner, barista trainer, coffee roaster, coffee enthusiast, industry professional
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
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.
Catalina Coffee is a small shop near the west side of downtown Houston. We are dedicated to coffee and constantly reevaluating the preparation of a quality cup.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
I own Catalina Coffee and Amaya Roasting Co. and I love coffee.....
About My Company:
Catalina Coffee, named after my mom, is my first venture in the specialty coffee industry. We constantly attempt to improve the quality coffee market by learning as much as we can and then passing that information on to the consumer.
Amaya Roasting Co. roasted its first batch on August 4th 2008. It is the next logical step for me to take control of the products that we offer at the cafe. With quality and sustainability in mind, one of the first agendas of Amaya was a direct trade trip to Nicaragua were we found a wonderful washed Caturra from Finca San Juan in Jinotega.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
I figured I could trust Paul he seemed like a good dude. Anyways I may be doing some trial roasts of my own soon if all works out. I'll have to kick some to you for feedback if so. How's are things in the lone star.
oh, I am so excited about training with you! I am pretty flexible, but It's probably better to wait until december, because I'll be busy finding a place to live in Austin, and a Job (and sounds like you have your hands full with the new roasting adventure, too!). I hope I can find an awesome shop to work at in Austin. It would be sad if I couldn't find work in the specialty coffee industry.
Anyways, you're new roasting company sounds exciting! I would love to evetually learn how that all works. Maybe one day in the future, you can give me a tour of your new place! Thanks for being so Hospitable towards me. You're right that enthusiasm will take you far, but it's also key to have awesome people with experience who are eager to pass on the knowledge that they have worked so hard for. I'm looking forward to learning from you!
Looks like I'll be hitting up Texas faster than I thought! My boyfriend got a Job offer at a tattoo shop in Austin, so we''ll be moving there mid-November! I'm so excited! I miss home! bummer that I'll be JUST missing the SCRBC, though. I'll be seeing you around soon!
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