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I love coffee. i drink a lot of it. i make a lot of it. I am
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
just a small town Canadian boy, slingin 'spro to anyone who wants it. Also I like taking photos, playing music, writing bad screen plays and creating awkward situations by saying "no, i told you i was acquitted, they said the bruises could have been from anything" out loud while on street cars. I like vegan food, and i really enjoy a nice sit down on a bench. and my bike, i love my bike
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
Jimmy's! He is new, chill, cheap and awesome. He's like drinking a case of Labatts 50 on a Friday night with two of your best friends. One of them is at least part Brazilian (you know this because he likes soccar and a good party) and the other one is Italian. Your Italian friend can't try to hide that he loves football (he won't call it soccar) and he loves anything that's metal and shiny (like that pony car).
it's actually north carolina, but trust me, you don't want to go to south carolina. it's just flat and hot there. asheville is reasonably cold (usually hovers between freezing and 7-8 C) in the winter, but beautiful fall/spring and great in the summer too. not too humid at all. right now it's a nice 15 C.
i went to university of north carolina at asheville and graduated cum laude in philosophy in 06, and i can highly recommend their program. we've got one of the top medieval guys in the world at UNCA. you'd have to establish residency but after that it's pretty cheap too. this year it's $4400 per year for full time.
well my idea is to have a killer coffeehouse. i've got a used LM gb/5 sitting next to me as i type this, and i just talked to josh from compak today and i'm gonna try to grab a k-10 conical doserless or two before they sell out (new shipment coming in late october). i'll be working with a local roaster as well. the menu will be simple and so will the decor (running on a reasonably tight startup budget). i'll do one coffee in an airpot for the impatient people till 11am or so, then all pourover after that (probably chemex and cafesolo as well). there's another good shop in town (dripolator) who are getting latte art jams and stuff going. plus asheville is a fun place to be. anyhoo, stay in touch broseph
hey bro, you ever heard of a little town called asheville NC? i'm opening a startup café there (www.wakinglifeespresso.com) after my loan closes in the next week or two. if you haven't found a job yet, check out asheville - one of the hippest little cities on the east coast (and no. 1 microbrew beer city in the US). throw me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're still looking
Have worked in coffee for a little while. More recently I realized there's nothing else I'd rather do, so I've gotten much more serious about it - i.e. spending a lot of time reading and researching, visiting roasters and shops, writing in my coffee journal, trying not to bother people with TOO many questions all at once (and probably failing).
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