barista, manager, barista trainer, coffee enthusiast, industry professional
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Topeka, KS, USA
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've been a bar barista for all 7 years. I have managed PT's Retail for 4 years. I am the 2007 and 2009 Midwest Regional Barista Champion, third place finisher at the 2008 Midwest Regional Barista Competition, and a semi-finalist at the 2007 and 2009 United States Barista Championship. I serve as trainer for our retail staff. I am a member of the Executive Council for the Barista Guild of America
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Potentially interested in anything, anywhere.
I am a coffee fanatic. I love making coffee almost as much as I enjoy drinking it.
I am 31, married and have two beautiful daughters. Elizabeth (4) and Abigail (1), and another coming soon (August 2009)
Outside of these, I love music and bad movies. I play piano and guitar.
I am a major nerd.
I love hair band music.
I LIVE to cook, particularly grilling, smoking, and anything I can do outside. Inside though, the kitchen is MY room. I don't even let my wife do the dishes. The food-i-ness is my forte.
About My Company:
2009 Roaster of the Year - Roast Magazine
2009 Small Business of the Year - Topeka / Shawnee County Chamber of Commerce
1994 - 2006, 2009 Best of Topeka Readers Poll winner
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
I love the people; the sense of comraderie and community that is shared by those of us lucky enough to be professionals in this field.
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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)
It was a pleasure to have some bella vita pulled by the Big Daddy in Chicago. We kept finding ourselves gravitating to your booth everyday for the red head. Best wishes for all your hard work to pay off in Portland.
I was just reading the Communique International (e-mail newsletter about coffee/tea/cocoa) and there you were, big daddy of the Midwest!
Congratulations Robin, I am sure you deserved it!
See you in Chicago?
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