Pacific Bay Coffee Co. & Micro-Roastery
  • Berkeley & Walnut Creek, CA
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, coffee shop owner, barista trainer, coffee roaster, coffee enthusiast, industry professional, supplier
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Wholesale Roastery/Training Center/Offices in Berkeley, CA & Cafe in Walnut Creek, CA
How many years have you been in the industry?
9, open since Feb. 2004
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
About Me:
From our website:
John and Kerry Laird and their crew of passionate coffee aficionados offer a unique experience at the independent, self-designed, family-owned, specialty coffee house and micro-roastery, Pacific Bay Coffee Co..

The Laird’s passion for creating, finding and sharing only the best with their customers led them to design and construct most of this unique store in 2004 and that passion is reflected in the quality and variety of their extensive menu and well informed staff.

John volunteers as an espresso lab instructor at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s annual conference and is a member of the Roasters Guild and Barista Guild. Kerry is a member of the SCAA Conference Planning Committee, is on the International Women in Coffee Alliance Marketing Committee and coordinated the 2008 Western Regional Barista Competition.

Pacific Bay’s coffee beans have origins from around the globe and are always roasted in small quantities to ensure freshness. Just ask and we’ll be happy to guide you in selecting freshly roasted beans to enjoy at home or in the cafe.

In addition to signature coffees, the menu includes something special for everyone - coffee beverages, premium whole leaf teas, micro-brewed Chai, real fruit smoothies, real apple cider, hot chocolate, refreshing, sparkling herbal elixirs and fresh baked daily pastries.

We also offer a variety of merchandise from the finest coffee and tea accessories and tools to make the perfect cup at home, to exclusive gift items from coffee and tea growing countries and pre-paid gift cards. Amid the cool colors, soothing aromas, and calming ambiance, guests at the Pacific Bay Coffee Co. also enjoy free wireless Internet access.

Coffeehouse, cafe & bakery owners: We’d love to tell your about our wholesale coffee and training program. Contact us:
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LIVE BLOG - Western Regional Barista Competition 2008

Posted on March 27, 2008 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

Wishing you all could be here! For those of you that can't we'll have live blogging, with play by plays some some folks you know in the industry and some you may not know - besides and behind the scenes stuff too. Look for it at photos too. Just in case of problems there go to - and add your two cents!

Kerry & John Laird & the crew at Pacific Bay Coffee Co. &… Continue

Career Opportunity in Berkeley & Walnut Creek, California at Pacific Bay Coffee Co. & Micro-Roastery

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 7:02pm 0 Comments

Pacific Bay Coffee Company is seeking a motivated coffee person to join our staff of enthusiastic coffee professionals. Opportunities are in wholesale sales, wholesale account management, training and barista-cashiers.

We are obsessive about our work and are constantly pushing the limits of our coffee experience. For us, the search for the coffee perfection is a daily journey. You are the right person for our company if you love coffee, work… Continue

Baristas for Bikes Challenge

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 11:16pm 0 Comments

bX'ers - I am asking for your help in kicking off and then spreading the word about a fundraiser tied in with the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Western Regional Barista Competition (WRBC) called Baristas for Bikes.

The goal to get all competitors who enter the WRBC (March 28-30), attend the Pre-Competition Training with Heather… Continue

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At 5:47am 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(
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)
At 11:29am on June 23, 2008, Shari Coia Fulton said…
Thanks for the connection Kerry. Just got back from Barista training in Portland with my new buddy Adrian. Would love to give your brew a slurp!
At 11:16am on March 20, 2008, Jason Haeger said…
What's shakin' Pacific Bay?

Did you find people to fill your vacant positions?
At 9:30am on March 17, 2008, fern said…
Can't wait to meet you all!
At 8:45am on February 15, 2008, Kris Davidson said…
Yeah, there is a pic of it on my profile. I was havin trouble pullin my sleeve up for you guys to take a picture of it at the USBC.
At 7:37am on February 15, 2008, Kris Davidson said…
Hey John and Kerry! Im glad I got to meet you guys out in Long Beach. Hopefully I can make it to this years comference as well and the USBC. I won't be competing but helping out our guys that are. Ya know, if you have some spro layin around that you might think someone in Kansas might like to try, well, I would be happy to take it off your hands (wink wink).
At 3:07pm on February 12, 2008, Moto-Espresso Coffee Carts said…
Hi John,

Thanks for the invite...Walnut Creek is where I grew up in the 1960's and Berkeley provided an interesting local grounds to grow further! Next time hope to see you.
At 2:16pm on February 11, 2008, Tina Muia said…
Yes, I was planning on all three days do you need help? I will have a couple of our cafe managers with me as well and we can all help out some way. Tina
At 1:35pm on February 10, 2008, Fede Cabrera said…
Hi John & Kerry,

Nice to meet you. I`m working on a new venture to promote the barista profession and the consumption of specialty coffee, and I would be very grateful if you could give your opinion about it. If possible, please let me know where I can send you an email.

Best regards,
At 9:47am on February 2, 2008, Pacific Bay Coffee Co. & Micro-Roastery said…
Hi Tony,
Kerry here (I'm the one behind our coffee graphic on Barista Exchange). We are well. John is working hard on the roastery and I've been putting in lots of time on the WRBC and enjoying it. We hope it turns out to be fun event for all - and we're glad Barefoot in helping with the pre-training event on March 1. The website will be live in the next few days so you can get all of the scoop there Once I have some postcards and posters will you help get them out on the street to regional cafes that are on your paths? We haven't been to Blue Bottle yet, need to soon!

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