Chris Avirett
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  • Milledgeville, GA
  • United States
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Coffee House Defense

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jared Rutledge Sep 21, 2009. 1 Reply

Coffee'd Out

Started Jun 16, 2009 0 Replies

Southeastern dilema

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Avirett Mar 7, 2009. 6 Replies

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, barista trainer, coffee roaster, home barista, coffee enthusiast, service tech/repair
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Milledgeville, U.S.A.
How many years have you been in the industry?
3 years and counting
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.
My skills are above the average but I would not say I'm near the best just yet. I have been through a couple of courses now: one was a quick tutorial on milk steaming, with Jason Dominy, and the other was an Espresso 101 class with Rob Tuttle. Both of these guys are a wealth of knowledge, if you get the chance to hang out with them do it! For now I am working on what I have learned from these guys and perfecting that and then I plan on taking further courses in roasting and barista-ing. One can never attain to much knowledge concerning coffee :)
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Italy, Spain, Portland/ Oregon, San Francisco/ California, anywhere there are coffee farms specifically Mexico, Costa Rica, and some sites in Africa
About Me:
Barista for 3.5 years, musician for roughly 11 years, a couch surfer for roughly 1 month, so if you want to come check out the shop/ town I work in.....well then have I got the couch for you! Seriously I love coffee, and I love preparing it, drinking it, teaching it, and inspiring passion for it! I want to learn all that I can about coffee, and then at the same time I know that it keeps changing as it develops so i may never know it all, but what I do learn I want to share with the rest of those may know less than me.
About My Company:
I am currently the manager of Blackbird Coffee. We roast, brew, and sling daily, to meet the needs of our little community, AND we're down for an exchange :)

Also during the schol year we do 'Spro Slings and we are about to start doing public cuppings of our coffee, as we are trying to extract the best flavors!
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
the passion of each true barista to learn constantly; the artisan-esque space we still have as an industry due to our youth; and the friendly and inspiring atmospheres that we have the opportunity to produce as long as we are willing to keep getting over ourselves :)
Website: go to this website and learn!

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At 12:02am on September 24, 2009, Bailey Warr said…
oh hey boss! i mean buddy. let's go buy some records and shit.
At 11:56am on August 15, 2009, Paul Yates said…
Hi, Chris. I am considering doing a coffee loop, and thought I might run over to Milledgeville to see your operation. I have also heard about a nice shop down in Lyons, southeast of Dublin. Know anything about that? I need to do some shop management research in order to finish my business plan. Thanks! Paul
At 9:39pm on June 24, 2009, Brandon Jordan said…
check your personal info. my skills are.....
what a difference a letter makes.
At 9:19am on June 22, 2009, Rob Tuttle said…
Hey Chris...I am glad you had a good time and learned a thing or two! :-) I look forward to hanging out again soon. Keep in touch and let me know how things go when you start teaching what you know.
At 8:27am on June 15, 2009, Rob Tuttle said…
Sure is!!! Give us a call...770-889-0336
At 7:42am on May 26, 2009, Paul Yates said…
Sure, be glad to have you stop by. Remember, we're primarily a bakery, so coffee has taken a back seat around here. But I still try to brew a decent pot. 721 West 6th St. Waynesboro, GA 30830 Our ph# is 706-554-3014
At 8:03am on May 6, 2009, Brady said…
Thanks for dropping by last weekend. It is always nice to have coffee people stop in for a while. I hope you guys enjoyed your visit.
At 6:42pm on April 19, 2009, Brady said…
Hey! Great to meet you this weekend. Thanks for the kind words on the blog post. I hope you enjoyed your time in ATL. Hope to see you again some time. Take care.
At 6:01pm on April 13, 2009, Jason Dominy said…
I will be there Thur. Plan on throwing down. Message me your #.
At 8:32am on March 6, 2009, Cassidy Thigpen said…
Training is swell! I have passed 2/3 of the training so the only thing I have left is the mock comp. Ben already emailed me the official rules and regulations stuff but I have been working so much recently to cover for all the octaners over in Portland (go southeast baristas!) that I have put the training on hold. Once things calm down a little (at least for a while) I'll start practicing the last part. I'll be in Milledgeville Monday - ? next week so I get to see you big bro!

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Kudos to coffee

Posted on April 13, 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

It's interesting to look through this website and note the excitement that has started to flood it with the WBC and SCAA coming up in less than a week. I haven't been apart of this industry long enough to claim myself a mover or shaker or maybe even terribly significant yet. And even though this sounds like I'm dissing myself, I'm not I promise. Through this site I have come across some astounding people and personalities, all of which have caused me to dream again, and feel as though those… Continue

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