Phil Roberts
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How do you explain pour over to customers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John P Mar 5, 2012. 18 Replies

I am just curious about this. I'm not sure if a discussion has already been started on this, frankly I'm too lazy to check! When a customer asks what a pour over is, or whatever your shop calls it,…Continue

Tags: press, aeropress, clever, Kalita, French

Anyone have experience using the VST baskets on a La Marzocco MP machine?

Started this discussion. Last reply by N. Freeman Sep 25, 2011. 5 Replies

I recently got the VST 18 and 22g baskets in and have been working with them a little. I also just recently installed a La Marzocco GB5 2 group Paddle. The only experience I have with pre-infusion…Continue

New La Marzocco Portafilters...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Williamson Aug 18, 2011. 3 Replies

My new La Marzocco GB5 2grp Paddle came in yesterday. As with any new equipment delivery, I just couldn't wait to rip off the plastic wrap and pull the top of the box off so I would drool over the…Continue

Tags: GB5, Paddle, Portafilters, Marzocco, La

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, barista trainer, coffee enthusiast, industry professional, consultant
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Buffalo, NY
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.
I have been in the industry for about 6 years. I just moved to Boston, MA to work for a new coffee bar starting up downtown. I have been trained as a barista trainer and have done some consulting work as well as ran my own espresso bar catering service. I recently went to Antigua Guatemala and El Salvador to work with some coffee farmers for 5 weeks which was an eye opening experience. I love what I do and love to share my passion with anyone interested!

Moving to Buffalo!!!
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda
About Me:
i'm tall...
About My Company:
The Thinking Cup Coffee Bar is a new independent shop that should be opening the middle of November 2010. They have a high focus on quality, using Stumptown Coffee from the Brooklyn roastery. They also have their own pastry chef on site creating incredible pastries and sandwiches. If you are ever in town, stop by the shop right across from Boston Common.

New shop in Buffalo... Stay Tuned!!!
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
the passionate people and the community...

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At 9:46pm on March 28, 2012, John Millstead said…


We are thinking about Idaho, but not positive yet.  Where are you?

At 9:45am on July 13, 2010, Henry said…
Hey Phil...You should come check out the shop on Brown Street. We made a lot of changes to the place. We have been having throwndowns every Tuesday now starting around 4pm.

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