Jesse Bladyka
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  • Laramie, WY
  • United States
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Clover 1s For Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jesse Bladyka Jan 3, 2011. 3 Replies

Ethiopian Coffee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Milletto Apr 3, 2009. 4 Replies

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, barista trainer
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Laramie, WY 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.
Coal Creek Coffee Company is Wyoming's premier craft roaster and Coffee retailer. We have two locations in Wyoming and wholesale to most reputable cafes in the region. We are a wholesale rep for Elektra espresso machines and are developing a barista outreach program that will elevate the quality of specialty coffee throughout the front range.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Any at all.
About Me:
I began working with specialty coffee in 2001. I grew up in Vermont and was introduced to the industry through Mocha Joe's in Brattleboro. I put myself through college serving Dean's Beans in Amherst, Massachusetts. I moved to Madison, Wisconsin where I became associated with Alterra Roasters, which I served at Mother Fools Coffeehouse. I have relocated to Laramie and was lucky to find Coal Creek Coffee Company, my current employer, a quality based company in a somewhat unlikely market.
About My Company:
Coal Creek Coffee Company is located in the beautiful and historic Laramie, Wyoming, two hours north west of Denver, on the front range of the rocky mountains. Located right on I-80, we often get favorable comments from travelers bound for one coast or the other. Our coffee is craft roasted on site and shipped to customers all over the country. We recently hosted our second Cup of Excellence Party, featuring two Cup of Excellence winners prepared on our Clover coffee machine. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our service and our product, as well as ways that we can positively impact the industry as a whole.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
I love the people

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Hacienda La Esmeralda Geisha Roasted by Intelli

Posted on October 24, 2009 at 9:16pm 0 Comments

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I thought this blogging thing was going to be easy to keep up with, but I guess I'm busier than I thought. This month has been an exciting progression for the Coal Creek Roastery. We're awaiting the arrival of a new roaster, a Deidrich HR-1 (ours is black), which will allow us to roast samples to the same exacting… Continue

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At 10:20am on May 12, 2010, Joshua Taves said…
hey jesse, my mugs coworkers were pretty razzle dazzled by the caps you made them and the electra. thanks for that. and hey im gonna try to make it up to coal creek soon since im done with school for the summer now. and maybe ill you around at the ozo cuppings.
At 9:40am on October 28, 2009, zack burnett said…
Jesse, I roasted some extra coffee that I can trade with you. Some Hue Hue and Blue Moon, also have some Yirg and Chiapas if you are interested. Just drop me an email with an address to send it to ( Also, what size samples are you looking for?
At 3:35pm on October 23, 2009, Jackie Billings said…
Hi Jesse!
Springfield, eh? Did you work at Apron Strings? We should totally do a coffee trade!
At 11:24am on October 8, 2009, Joseph Plaugher said…
I am looking for a new espresso grinder. I manage an espresso bar at a church and we need a second grinder for our decaf. It's always been pre-ground because someone didn't think it necessary to buy a second grinder but pre-ground espresso, even decaf, is horrible. So I want to find a solid grinder for not a lot of money. I don't need a top-line grinder, just a solid budget grinder.

Thanks for the help!
At 9:05pm on September 30, 2009, Jim Kitson said…
Yeah, Seattle was awesome. So many new ideas and so many new products I didn't even know existed. And so much education on the best way to do things.
At 7:33am on July 22, 2009, Chris Tellez said…
Hey Jesse, looks like an interesting place, as it stands i'm off to calgary in November, however that may change as well. We just had our central regional competition and i took first, so I'm off to Vancouver for nationals, and then I'll figure out my life from there, ahaha!

Thanks for letting me know though, what is it you'd be looking for?
At 6:59pm on July 15, 2009, Mark said…
To Laramie? you got it. it might be a while before I get back out that way, but I missed the Chief Joseph Highway on the last trip and I've heard that's pretty much the only highway in the country that you absolutely shouldn't miss. I'll see you in Wyoming. someday.
At 2:04pm on July 3, 2009, Jon said…
Rungeto swap sounds great! can you email your mailing address to I don't check bx too often
At 7:49pm on May 25, 2009, Melissa Schuh said…
Well, I close on the third so hopefully we will see you all soon!!
At 11:34am on March 12, 2009, michael Phillips said…
thanks Jesse, the mountain region has taken some huge step recently. Congrats on being a part of that.

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