Velton Ross
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  • Seattle, WA
  • United States
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Roasting cacao beans in the coffee roaster?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jimmy(Alexander)Smalls Nov 19, 2008. 2 Replies

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
coffee roaster
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Everett, WA
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?
Any and all! Once Velton's Coffee is more firmly established (we're still in our first year), I hope to be able to travel extensively for a variety of industry-related concerns.
About Me:
I'm 37, married, and a proud father to a 16 month old little girl (Esme!) we adopted from Guatemala last December. I have a variety of interests and hobbies including reading, writing, painting, sports, fishing, and - naturally - embracing the world of coffee.
About My Company:
I have been in the coffee industry for close to 19 years, and still am passionate about all-things-coffee! Recently I took the bold step of leaving a secure post as head roaster for a growing and successful local company to start my own thing (and to carve a niche in my own particular way) - and thus Velton's Coffee Roasting Company was born. It's been a challenging year, what with starting up with limited resources and no accounts to speak of (we are a wholesale and internet based company at present), but every month has shown growth and an increased interest in what Velton's Coffee is all about. Which, of course, happens to be roasting premium grade, competition worthy coffees! For me, the best thing about having a career in the coffee industry is that it is ever evolving, and thus provides each and every one of us infinite opportunity to continually accrue knowledge, and make an impact. That, and the people; our industry seems to be filled with open-minded, caring, gregarious individuals, and these are certainly the type of people I wish to surround myself with. I'm happy to be a part of this community, and look forward to many great discussions on this site.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
This industry is saturated with artistic and passionate people! I'm always proud to talk about what I do.

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At 8:20pm on January 19, 2009, Mo Hautala said…
Esme is a beautiful name. Congrats on being a daddy.
At 11:48am on December 21, 2008, elicia said…
Hello Velton,

My boyfriend John is a roaster and we just moved to seattle. I saw that you started your own company and I think that is amazing! I was hoping that you could give me any ideas of places that would need a roaster or how to get into the coffee industry out here?

Thanks for your time,
At 8:24pm on November 19, 2008, Rich Abker said…
Hey Velton,
How are things going for you? I have'nt seen you since we crossed paths at
the Seattle Coffee Fest this year, with your dad.

Call me when you are downtown Seattle on the Eastside, and we can chat
over coffee.
At 7:26am on October 30, 2008, Mike Spence said…
Welcome to bX!

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