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What is your position in the coffee industry?
industry professional, consultant
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
La Mirada, CA
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?
About Me:
I am a Senior Consultant with Coffee Solutions, Inc., and owner of Fresh Ground Consulting. For nine years I worked on staff at the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) as Chief Communications Officer and Chief of Staff.
About My Company:
----Coffee Solutions----
Coffee companies around the world, from independent cafes and micro-roasters to established global brands and government agencies, rely on the experience and advanced technical knowledge at Coffee Solutions as a strategy for success. Our unique approach is to design customized and comprehensive services for our clients in three primary areas: Coffee Quality and Laboratory Services; Training; and Consulting Services. Visit coffeesolutions.net

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3 Days of SCAA Skill Building Workshops at USBC

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 5:29pm 0 Comments

Oregon Convention Center, Hall E

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Portland, Oregon

Thursday, March 5. 2009

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Introduction to Espresso ($125 members, $225 non-members)

Lead Instructor: Heather Ringwood, Batdorf & Bronson

1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Hands-On Espresso ($125 members, $225 non-members)

Lead Instructor: Heather Ringwood, Batdorf & Bronson

Friday, March 6, 2009

9:00 a.m.-12:00… Continue

Volunteer at SCAA Event and Save

Posted on February 4, 2009 at 11:30am 0 Comments

The SCAA is now filling volunteer positions for the upcoming Exposition in Atlanta, April 17-19th. During the Annual Exposition the SCAA requires the help of over 200 volunteers to help make The Event a success. There are a variety of different positions available with different skill sets needed. And the best part is if you work 5 volunteer hours, you will earn a $95.00 credit towards the "Lectures + 3-day Trade Show Badge." Volunteers who work at the USBC in Portland, Oregon in March can also… Continue

SCAA Announces 2009 Nominees for Board of Directors

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

January 27, 2009

The SCAA Board of Directors has approved the following slate of nominees, selected by the nominating committee, for election to the board of directors. The election will be conducted March 2 – March 31, 2009.


Tim O'Connor for Second Vice President - Allied Member (Pacific Espresso)

Shawn Hamilton for Secretary/Treasurer – Roaster Member (Java City)

NOTE: The Second Vice President will Become Vice… Continue


Posted on October 31, 2008 at 11:06am 1 Comment



Long Beach, CA. U.S.A. (October 31 2008) – The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is pleased to announce the addition of Marcus Boni to its executive team as Senior Events Manager. Boni will be responsible for managing the SCAA’s extensive training programs as well as the United States Barista Championship (USBC) regional and national competitions. He will also play an important role… Continue

Michelle Campbell Resigns from SCAA

Posted on October 24, 2008 at 4:31pm 3 Comments

I post the following message on behalf of SCAA's Executive Director, Ric Rhinehart:

It is with considerable regret that I inform you that I accepted Michelle Campbell’s resignation this week from her position as Director of Community and Events. Michelle has been with the association since 2002 and has played a key role in the development of the barista community, regional and national barista competitions and the World Barista Championship. Michelle will be sorely missed, and we… Continue

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At 5:50am on October 10, 2010, angela said…
My name is miss angela desmond i saw your profile today and became interested in
you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my
email address so i can give you my picture, for you to know whom i am.
Here is my email address( angela5000desmond@yahoo.fr)
I believe we can move from here!
I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
( angela5000desmond@yahoo.fr)
At 7:04pm on June 10, 2008, Martin Diedrich said…
Hi Mike - let's get in touch as we had talked about!
At 6:08pm on June 7, 2008, Kevin Tuttle said…
Here I am THE Kevin...Till "the other one" catches on...
At 10:33am on April 9, 2008, Jen Boelts said…
Hi Mike, I am glad to see you here! Missing you! :) I am about 7 1/2 months along now. :)
At 5:56pm on April 5, 2008, Erik said…
Hey Mike,
Guess what? I got in! Can you believe it? I'm really excited.
At 4:06pm on April 4, 2008, Keith Hamrick said…
We would have loved to have seen you... glad to hear it was clear when you came thru and you could see the mountain...sometimes when its cloudy visitors mistake Black Butte for the mountain.
At 7:49pm on March 25, 2008, Jeff Vojta said…
Howdy Mike. Good to catch up again!
At 1:13pm on February 26, 2008, Wes Buckwalter said…
...and that is why we all want to be you. To find the good in all of us is no small task, and something from which we could all learn a lesson.
At 10:28am on February 26, 2008, Jennifer Leslie said…
After all these wonderful years, you never cease to amaze me *tears*...
At 9:50am on February 26, 2008, Dismas said…
Mike that was beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes. You are awesome. Also if you have time come by some time soon I have some work for you. That is if your are still in Seattle.

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