barista, coffee enthusiast, industry professional, consultant
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
How many years have you been in the industry?
Lifelong passion, 7 years as a professional
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.
My first real job in coffee was with a product/machine importer in Minneapolis as the office/sales assistant where I had the opportunity to do a little bit of everything from placing product and small wares orders to menu development and beverage training. I was able to help with every step of opening your own coffee shop under the mentorship of some amazing industry leaders.
I have also worked as a barista, manager, trainer and store opener with both indie and chain operations.
I currently work with roasters, importers, distributors, and chain accounts across North America.
I also serve on the SCAA which has been such an amazing and eye opening experience, I can not wait to learn more!!!!!
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
I love coffee; the social issues it encompasses as a commodity, the personalities it attracts as an industry, the geographical scope of use, the history steeped in controversy and revolution, the exalting experience of a quality cup....
Oh, and long walks on the beach...
About My Company:
My company represents a range of specialty products to the beverage industry and helps manufacturers launch their concepts nationwide. We also consult on beverage solutions, industry trends, marketing and menu development.
Youre moving to Portland? Thats awesome! So i will get to see you more often! And, yeah.. im still waiting for my acai. you better hand deliver now. come visit me. What are you going to do in Portland?
All is still well here. Loving my job, still at Caffe Vita, and we are just keeping busy up here.
Yo, been hooking up with some new friends on the exchange, looks like a lot of them know you as well! I want to come hang in your booth at coffee fest so please make some room for me. I think you products will be a huge hit!!!
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