barista, coffee roaster, home barista, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Chicago, IL United States
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 coffee industry in some capacity for the past 3 - 4 years. I started in a major corporation working as a barista in a bookstore, then grew my skills and worked for a small independent roaster in Bloomington, IL called The Coffee Hound. Currently I work at Dollop Coffee and Tea and the Columbia College University Cafes both in Chicago. I continue to compete in the Millrock Latte Art Championships at Coffee fest, and have in the past helped in latte art training at Coffee Hound.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Europe, Central and South America.
Studied Journalism at Illinois State University. Currently seeking a position in some publication.
About My Company:
Dollop Coffee and Tea is in the family of coffee shops including Kickstand in Lakeview and Noble Tree in Lincoln Park. We serve locally roasted Metropolis coffee and are driven to excellence.
Coffee Hound in Downtown Bloomington, and Uptown Normal, IL, is a family owned coffee shop and roaster. The two stores have a very different vibe about them. One is in a historic building with original architecture and a more laid back feel, and the other is a block from Illinois State University with bright colors and higher energy. Either way, you can't miss.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
It's a global industry that incorporates a lot of different people working towards a common goal.
So we're going to come back through st louis and then up 55... what time are yall open til? we'd love to stop by and see the operation... It would be monday the 13th and our time is somewhat flexible... itll take us 6 hrs to get to st louis and then 2 1/2 more to get there... let me know some details and if you are workin then....
Thanks for the info on the Coffee Shop thread... If we go the St. Louis route we'll definately be up for stopping by... I personally will not be at coffeefest... I messed up my schedule and for some reason thought it was the same weekend as Bonnaroo... However, there will be a few baristas from the shop I work at competing... I'm sure it'll be good times for ya'll... Cheers
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