Melanie Lea
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  • Minneapolis, MN
  • United States
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Minneapolis, USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
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About Me:
Every time I think I've officially broken up with the coffee industry I always get reeled back in. I've just moved to Minneapolis and going back to coffee just made sense. I'm super happy to have found a home at SpyHouse Coffee and am so excited to be a part of the growth taking place here.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The diversity, technicality, passion and community. It can't be beat.

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Haven't posted on this guy in quite a while. I haven't been posting on my regular blog either though, so I'm not feeling too guilty.My store is losing half of its staff in a few weeks and I'm almost …

Posted on July 10, 2011 at 10:57am 0 Comments

Haven't posted on this guy in quite a while. I haven't been posting on my regular blog either though, so I'm not feeling too guilty.

My store is losing half of its staff in a few weeks and I'm almost done hiring to fill all the positions. Pretty effin excited about my new baristas! New employees are so....fresh and...motivated. And generally don't have those "terrific" attitudes like old employees do. Very excited. Also extremely happy about all the work Claire's putting into… Continue

sundee fun

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

i did a rosetta in hot chocolate today. that was fun : )

then i smothered it in whip cream cause that's what the customer wanted. then i did one of my best rosettas yet in a latte (made with half and half, mind you) and the customer acted like he didn't see it! i know my latte art isnt perfect (and maybe only decent for half of the time), but every time a dude i work with draws in espresso with milk, everyone freaks out.

oh well. i'm filling in a shift again tomorrow night…


man man oh man

Posted on December 20, 2010 at 10:13pm 1 Comment

i wrote a whole post describing my present day life and what it's like now that i'm not fully submerged in the coffee industry and the reasons why i left it and the reasons why i actually never really did leave it and what i hope to gain from this business in the future.

but..then my computer crashed.

things definitely have and haven't been going my way lately. i'm currently writing this on a computer with a cracked screen, i just changed my tire on the side of the…


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At 10:44am on April 28, 2011, James Spano said…

Hi, wish I checked this thing more often, but I always do a search for Savannah when I'm on. I've got a roastery here that's been open for about 2 years. When you get here you're welcome to come by and have some coffee fun!



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