barista, barista trainer, industry professional, consultant, service tech/repair, supplier
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
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 am currently in a position focusing on Equipment Sales, Education, and Barista Support. I focus on quality from seed to cup, and push education continuously amongst employees and customers. I am extremely passionate about coffee, and have found that others become the same way if around me for any length of time.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Norway, UK, Portland, LA, SF, Vancouver, Chicago, New York, any chance to go to origin.
I consider myself an advocate and steward of the coffee. I enjoy the new challenges that arise in coffee to constantly cause me to learn new things and become more and more flexible in my approach to coffee and life. I have a beautiful wife, Katie, a son, Asher, and a daughter, Elliana. They are a constant source of pride and joy in my life. For me all things in life are to be pursued with humility and excellence, and my motivation for doing so is because of a life-changing encounter with God. When I have free time I enjoy playing basketball, paintball, and chess, as well as cafe hopping.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The way coffee can sweep you off your feet with this intoxicating romace that motivates you to always become a better steward of the coffee. A very close second being the relational aspect that draws all walks of life to culminate around this beverage.
I hope you're weathering the heat wave well!! This is probably the only time in history that it is nicer temp. in St. Louis than Seattle, especially mid-summer. Sorry I haven't been in much contact the last few weeks. We are slamming busy over here. How is Zoka? Kirkland about to spring into gear!??! I'm thinking of you all and sending long distance support.
Hey man how are you doing hope all is well long time no talk. I just wanted to share with you that I just roasted my own batch(s) of coffee yesterday and it was amazing. Cant wait to have some good coffee talk with you soon. Take care hope our paths cross soon
I would love to say I would see you at world but its only a 25% chance that we can swing it due to lack of funds. But we will for sure be streaming it. Hey so my gal and I are going to order some coffee from your place what is your fav right now, or whats really hot! I figure ask the expert. Talk to you soon take care
Robbie...it is always a pleasure to see you! You are ore than welcome to look me up next time you are in Atlanta. You have an open invitation!
I dig the music choices you have on your page by the way...
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