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TI am currently working at a publishing company in Spokane Washington. We do some pretty bitchen work. I work with the graphic design aspect and am completely willing to work with someone wanting to spruce up an old logo, transferring a logo to PDF, making a new logo etc... my company also prints and mails and binds. If your interested in fliers, publications, short stories etc drop me a line.
I have received extensive training in the perfect shot, free pour and drink building. The shop I work for flew in our roasters top trainer and taster for a small intensive training. Before this shop I worked in a failing Cafe in my small home town. This was actually an incredible experience: I now know several ways to kill a business...
Even though I am very young i have put in countless hours furthering my knowledge and skills in the coffee industry and have extensive background in business. I believe I was born to own half the world before I'm 30. ITS ALL UP HILL FROM HERE BABY!
Three years in coffee...
always always always bettering myself for the sake of the industry no matter what industry it happens to be. I live in the up and coming city of Spokane and it has been exciting to see the growth of the coffee industry as well as the city in general. I have had a passion for coffee for many years but I was too involved in Veterinary Technician training as well as owning small grooming business I started at the age of 16.
after five years selling dog sweaters getting hurt in a car accident I started at a small cafe in my small home town. I received several hours of training with the roaster that sold our beans. I stayed there for over a year dealing with some pretty awful coworkers, you know the kind that don't rinse the pitchers and re steam milk, any ways, I moved on to a wonderful chocolate shop that happens to have some of the best coffee I have had, I'd say top ten. They also gave me an intensive coffee course with their roasters trainer.
Now I work for a publishing company
About My Company:
Small publication, printing, bindery, mailing, advertising ,graphic design, lithography for petes sake! We also design, print, advertise our own two publications auto clipper and coupon clipper.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The roasters, the different distict flavors of each regions beans, the corrolation between coffee and chocolate, passion
Hi Liz, Sorry about the delay in replying. Was on holidays. Weather in Ireland - hmmmm at the moment we have so much rain it is unbelievable. Was looking at your profile. Our top customer is a chocolate/coffee company as well. Lucky you to be in such beautiful work surroundings. Would guess that you would eventually get fed up of chocolate after a while. Anyway very little about me - 5 years in coffee, extremely techie & geekie, work mainly on innovations for my company, national barista judge,love coffee especially ristretto. Thats it. Hope to hear from you. DM
Ok so heres what I would like to know! why do people think they can treat you like a freakin idiot just because you work in coffee?! I have been getting these red neck jerks in lately. Guess what snaggle tooth?! 1 this isn't a side of the road drive up coffee stand with substandard coffee 2 treat me with respect I am an intelligent woman who dedicated hours and hours of work into making my coffee wonderful 3. we undercharge for the coffee thank you very much! 2.50 for a latte oh how expensive!!!
Well thats my rant of the day...
Here is the blog address for indonesian Monggo Chocolate. http://www.chocolatemonggo.blogspot.com/ I do note it has not been updated for a while! "Monggo" is actually a Javanese message meaning something like "go ahead- enjoy"
There are a lot of chocolates made here, but most are not that fantastic. There is one called "Monggo" chocolate, that is apparently made by a Belgium expat living in Java that is good, although it is pricier than the other local products. I will try and find the details for you. Yes, the Indo coffee origins are great. You have soooo many sub-origins and growing regions- all very different. American consumers know the stock ones- Java (generally East), Aceh, Lintong, Mandehling and Toraja- but we also have great arabica coming out of Indonesian Papua, Bal, Flores, Indonesian Timor and other parts of the vast country
HI! Wow I'm excited you wrote me a comment! I love single origin coffee and cacao from Indonesia. I have the Cacao pod up because I work in a specialty chocolate shop. My favorite coffee shop roasts single origin beans from Indonesia I love the earthy qualities as well as the full body of Indonesia coffee. I'm pretty unfamiliar with single origin chocolate though. If you have any suggestions of a single origin bar or brand I will try to get it into our shop. We are having a single origin kick right now
Hi Liz, seems you are getting a lot of International Greetings! I am a coffee roaster in Indonesia. We do not do anything with chocolate, but everywhere I go looking at coffee I see Cacao trees growing. I think Indonesia is the 3rd biggest Cocoa/Cacao producer behing Ivory Coast and the Congo.
Good day to you Damiano! have you read my recent discussion? any who thanks for the comment and for the neat picture of the coffee beans with the face that was creepy and entertaining all at the same time!
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