Scott Baldwin
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, home barista, coffee enthusiast, industry professional, consultant, service tech/repair, supplier
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Seattle Washington
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?
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
I would love to travel to any country or city that helps me gain more knowledge about coffee and coffee culture.
About Me:
About Me: Well, I have done a little bit of everything in the coffee industry.

Lets take a stroll back a few years to 2002. I worked for Stirling Gourmet Flavorings, and was working as a warehouse manager/part time sales. While my stay there I would roll in every morning, barista for every one in the office that day, make my own drink and take the lonely walk to the warehouse to make sure that everyone in the entire world that ordered flavorings that day recieved their product in a timely fashion.

While working there and doing trade show after trade show.. I ran in to some Southern Folk by the name of Ambex Coffee Roasters.

Come to find out they were opening up a Wholesale side to their manufactoring of the roasters and putting one to use to make some coffee. Long story short, offered me a job.. I took it.. I moved two weeks later.. had my stuff shipped and it arrived a week later.

So while my stay at Cinnamon Bay Coffee Roaster in Clearwater Florida was short but eye opening. I not only inherated a great tan and some coffee knowlege to last me a life time. I also was the Sales Manager for their local accounts.

So after the first hurricane of the year and numerous emails and phone calls home. I decided that Florida wasnt for me. I needed to end up back at home where I belong. (they always say that you will never be able to leave washington for good)

So I moved home and went to work for Starbucks. Yes.. Ironic I know. From Small Batch roasting to Mass Quantities! But there I was just a push-button barista. But mainly took pride in my upselling skills in the drive thru where pastry sales went thru the roof! And the tips never showed for it.

So money there was a tough subject when it came to paying the bills so on to the next job where it had nothing to do with coffee what-so-ever but it made me some damn good money to help me afford to pay for my habbit of drinking the stuff.

So granite countertops installer.. not to interesting.

So that got old quick and my passion was starting to burn. My brother in law gave me an add in the paper telling me about a "Coffee Company" looking to hire a salesman. So what did I do? Did what I do best. Sold my self and started to work for Farmer Brothers Coffee Company. A company based out of Torrance Cali but had a branch in Redmond.

There I was in charge of filling in on routes of salesmen that went on vacation, got sick, or just needed carpool. So I did so while doing some barista training, cold calling, machine maintnence, and customer relations on the side.

Than after two months of that crap.. I decided to apply to the place that I love for coffee and love to make my third place.

So Finally after a year, I now work for Caffe Vita. And this is the best job in the world with the best people, coffee, atmosphere ohh and did i mention coffee?

If you havent tried it and call yourself a coffee enthusiast, you are only kidding yourself.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
This industry is so very welcoming and everybody is willing to help everyone else out. Everyone that I have meet in this industry is so kind and pationate about what they bring to the table. To me this industry is working so hard to educate the public about such a misunderstood agricultural product. And the more information we share and gain together the more we can inform the public that coffee isnt just your source of caffeine in the morning.

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Posted on January 9, 2009 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

I have heard that there might be a party tonight at the Blackwater Cafe in Tacoma. I was wondering what time the festivities start?

Coffee Fest!

Posted on September 8, 2008 at 12:43pm 1 Comment

Who isnt excited for Coffee Fest? I know I am and its in my own back yard this time of year. If anyone is in town early this week, Please feel free to stop by Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Company on 10th and Pike just blocks from your hotels and the Convention Center. 1005 E. Pike St. Seattle WA 98122. Look it up and have the Best Coffee In Seattle.

Looking for Great Coffee?

Posted on June 4, 2008 at 5:21pm 2 Comments

Well, It has finally happened. I finally got the Dream Job of a life time back in Specialty Coffee. I now work for Caffe Vita. So for all of you reading this... Go to Right Now! And even if you do know about or think you do. I still would recommend you to go to Right Now! There is a really great aspect to Caffe Vita on the top of the website called CaffeVita+OnePot. Deffinately Check it out! Great information about farm direct coffees and traditional rituals that… Continue

Virgin Post... Like making your First piece of Latte Art.

Posted on March 29, 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments

First entry in to the Blog. Actually first entry in to a blog ever. Im not much of a Internet nerd but due to this Coffee Version of Myspace. I think I will spend more time at a computer with a cup of coffee in hand. I am currently drinking Borogrove Ethiopian Yirg and am loving it. I brew all of my coffee in a DeLonghi Moka Pot and grind fresh in a 16 setting grinder. I think this is as close as I can get to having the best quality cup of coffee with the least priced equipment possible. I… 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 11:35am on March 17, 2010, mason sager said…
hello friend.
At 4:12pm on January 13, 2010, Nicole Michaud said…
Hey Scott!
I am actually moving to Portland so I will be up in Seattle a lot more often.
Thanks for sending me that coffee, I did get it and enjoyed it very much. I still have to get you that acai care package, it keeps slipping my mind! maybe I will just have to deliver it personally. :-)
How is everything for you?
At 3:08pm on March 10, 2009, Melissa Allison said…
Hi Scott -- Thanks for the reminder about Caffe Vita's cuppings on the Coffee City blog. I'm also hoping to write about Mason's Sumatra trip when he and Mike Hebb get back. -- Melissa
At 5:14am on March 7, 2009, Becky said…
Greetings from Northwest Iowa! I'm a small coffee shop owner and am just getting into this social networking bit. Any tips would be great. BTW love your page and the music!!
At 6:30am on November 17, 2008, Steve MacDowall said…
hello Scott - greetings from Canada - Steve
At 5:38pm on June 11, 2008, Joe Davis said…
He is one of their service techs, so you could try to get to him that way. I have his business card somewhere, but it is packed away along with all my other business stuff that I have no need for... yet.

School is good: Hot muggy weather, lots of studying, and, well, I'm sure you could imagine the rest... haha!
At 11:25am on June 11, 2008, Greg Ingram said…
Hey Scott,

Send me your address and I'll see what I can do!
At 9:42am on June 9, 2008, Greg Ingram said…
Hey Scott,

I'm good! Thanks for saying Hi!

Just trying to get some Summer going! Hard to do in Rainy Portland!
At 10:30pm on June 8, 2008, Joe Davis said…
I do not know Skips email. Probably something Check their website, he's contact info might be on there.

Hope your job is going well. Oh yeah, and get some real music up on this page, geez...

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