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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, barista trainer, coffee roaster, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Sac Town California
How many years have you been in the industry?
6 ish
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 placed 19th in 2007 national barista competition. I have trained hard over the past couple of years, and now consider myself a well seasoned barista. Im passionate about coffee and project that through the drinks that i produce.
I used to serve quality tea & coffee out of a restored 1947 great northern train car in chico california. Now i live back in Sacramento and have taken a position as Head Roaster and coffee program manager. I love my job, my job is coffee. . . . put it together, word.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Im interested in any place in the entire world.
About Me:
After years in the music industry i "settled down" at the ripe age of 22 and started a family ( got married and had a kid) and continued my passions with coffee & tea. I am an appreciator of all crafts that show a true sense of pride and value. My main life goal is to exist with no need of currency. Sustain life for my and my family by farming land and producing our own food and goods ( amish minus the religion aspect).
About My Company:
Old Soul is a roaster and bakery in an old brick building in an alley in midtown sacramento. We have no ac. Did i mention that we have no AC???!!
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
Its all encompassing subjectivity and progressive outbursts.
http://ill get back to you.

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Ive shrunken my roaster!

Posted on February 4, 2009 at 9:15am 1 Comment

So i have figured out how to magically shrink ones roaster size... ready here it is:
first, wake up before the sun and go to the roasting facility.
second, warm up the roaster. stare at it like its your fiance at your wedding.
third, start roasting; don't stop roasting until after the sun sets (12-16 hours).

-trust me. if you do this, your roaster will seem extraordinarily small the next time you look at it.

p.s. this is not a recommended scenario.

My big trip to the bay area!!!

Posted on July 14, 2008 at 8:58pm 2 Comments

So my trip was awesome and it was great to see the new coffee works spot (barefoot) and see that the cafe is still there going strong. It was so nice to finally see ritual and meet up with baca and talk about married life, debt and commuting. ... .. . .. . Oh wait!!!!!! Thats right;! None of that happened because after Ride On At Temple i got home and started throwing up. By 2am every hole in my body was leaking or squirting and then the chills and heavy fever.

This crazyness continued for… Continue

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At 6:59am on October 10, 2010, angela said…
My name is miss angela desmond i saw your profile today and became interested in
you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my
email address so i can give you my picture, for you to know whom i am.
Here is my email address(
I believe we can move from here!
I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
At 9:17pm on February 25, 2009, Andy Newbom said…
rumors be told... the crew is all about sleeping with you as well. alas we ain't going at all. saving our money for origin trips. the ritual crew is going though.
At 10:12am on January 31, 2009, Andy Newbom said…
I leave feb 6th to el Salvador
At 6:50am on January 12, 2009, Tony Serrano said…
I hope that pillow you cried in was absorbent enough. Those fools know who's rounding up the finest corral of coffee slingers this side of the Pecos. the one and only!

What's the hap's old soul? I'll see you in a week or so. Peace.
At 7:34am on September 25, 2008, Andy Newbom said…
and what you going to be doing next?
At 7:34am on September 25, 2008, Andy Newbom said…
whats the latest coffee your loving?
At 7:34am on September 25, 2008, Andy Newbom said…
dude check your page more often bro. get on it. whats the latest?
At 10:16pm on July 17, 2008, Tony Serrano said…
No worries! Thanks for staying out for Ride On! I bruised the shit out of my leg trying to sprint my old ass down 10th st. after Drew and taking a roll. My own kind of messy. Take care!
At 6:11pm on July 17, 2008, Andy Newbom said…
lucky, sounds like unluck hit you hard.

get your ass down here for some sweet hard coffee!
At 5:37pm on July 15, 2008, Yaëlle Levine! said…
that totally sucks! G-d never punishes me anymore... I guess once i got bat mitzvah'd He stopped caring... whatever. Yeah its been tooooo long! Maybe at the next jam you could cum down? if that ever happens. we'll see

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