Travis Smith
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Sustainable Harvest - Let's talk coffee!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Newbom Sep 25, 2008. 1 Reply


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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, coffee shop owner, barista trainer, coffee enthusiast, entrepreneur
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Juneau, AK
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 the owner of The Rookery Cafe in Juneau Alaska. We are a cafe and bakery with a full kitchen, beer and wine, and getting into the handmade chocolate business. We are the only location in Alaska serving Stumptown coffee and are proud to serve it.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
I have been to Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, and Ethiopia, Sumatra and Mexico. I have intrest in returning to central and south america, and I would love to see Peru and Bolivia.

Heading to Nicaragua in October, and thinking about taking 3 - 4 months off in the fall next year to travel around southeast Asia and austrailia.
About Me:
I just turned 30, and 9 days later opened the doors to a cafe of my own. I have been in the industry for nearly 14 years now. I am an active outdoor enthusiast with snowboarding and scuba diving my main intrests, i also love photography for both sports. I play guitar and sing and love hanging out with great friends over dinner and drinks. I drink black coffee, 5 oz vanilla soy lattes, or espresso with a dash of sugar. And whiskey.
About My Company:
The Rookery Cafe opened its doors for business on November 1st, 2010. We are located in the Historic Valentines Building in downtown Juneau AK. The Birdman of Alcatraz was arrested upstairs.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
all the fun we have on and off the clock

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Relief Roast - Project: Haiti - Available now!

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 4:56pm 0 Comments

Heritage Coffee Company is selling 12 oz bags of 100% Haitian Blue Pine Forest coffee through our website.

$7 from each bag sold will go to relief and rebuilding efforts of Haiti.

This coffee is available in limited quantities right now, we started shipping today!…


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At 2:38am on June 10, 2009, Sander Schat said…
Travis! You come down to the real world someday? next year london maybe?
At 12:38am on April 11, 2009, Alun Evans said…
How was the trip?? I bet you have some great pics to post!
At 10:11pm on March 16, 2009, Alun Evans said…
Trav, are you going to have a chance head down West Java way? I am in town just for about 6 days before heading off again.
At 10:16am on March 16, 2009, Scott Bruggman said…
Hey Yea I will definitely be in in Atlanta. Make sure you come by our booth. Better yet, bring some coffee if you can. Ill have some of the powders in the booth so we can taste them together with your coffee.
Have fun in the land of coffee and I'll catch u in ATL
At 11:43am on March 12, 2009, Scott Bruggman said…
Sumatra........This whole time I though you were ignoring me. Hope your having a great time and drop me a line when your states side.
At 9:03pm on February 20, 2009, Erica Green (ericagisme) said…
Hey Travis!

How are things in Juneau? I didn't think I would, but I miss it a little... :)

Did you have a good time in Seattle?
At 1:28pm on January 22, 2009, Ray said…
Hey Travis. Did you make it to Portland?
At 5:05pm on January 18, 2009, Bre said…
thanks! good thing you did not stop by, i have been sick since tuesday.
and i definitely hope to do better next year.
At 11:45am on January 12, 2009, will frith said…
really awesome to have met you. as always, i only wish there was more time! the weekend was a blur, and i hope i can remember enough to take some lessons from it.

bring your guitar to the next northwest event and we can sneak off somewhere and trade shreds. i'll do the same!

ps- i made some drinks using your espresso on the machine in the lobby for folks and they all had good things to say about it. keep it up!
At 6:12pm on January 11, 2009, Alun Evans said…
Hey Travis, thats great. Lets keep in touch. I have a bit going on in Singapore at present, so am spending quite a bit of time there. We could meet up there or if you have some time while you are in Sumatra, would love to say hi!

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