nick placakis
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  • Manahawkin, NJ
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pour over using baratza vario-w

Started Mar 15, 2016 0 Replies

can anyone give their experiences on the pour over bar using a baratza vario-w. looking for grind settings. i'm having a hard time dialing in a setting that yields an appropriate time with great…Continue

NS mythos grinder adjustment

Started Nov 9, 2013 0 Replies

Het techs. I am trying to adjust grind size on a mythos grinder. there is a small nut at the base of the adjustment knob that appears must be loostened in order to adjust (turn) the knob. what is the…Continue

second location and going up against some big established chains.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brady Oct 28, 2013. 12 Replies

Hi all. So here is our story, looking for any input which would help lead us to success.We just opened a second location for our coffee shop concept. Our first shop is going into its eigth year and…Continue

ns aurelia II water level

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith King Jan 12, 2014. 5 Replies

Hello techs, I set up our new aurelia II volumetric and after doing a manual fill, we began test using it and the water level in the visible guage is getting lower and lower with each use. Isn't the…Continue

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
coffee shop owner, coffee roaster
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
manahawkin n.j. u.s.a.
How many years have you been in the industry?
6 years
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.
seasonal shop on long beach island n.j. full selection of single origins, blends, decafs and flavored coffees. specialize in quality lattes, cappuccinos specialty frozen coffees.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
interested in traveling to some of the growing subregions. costa rica, guatemala, ethiopia.
About Me:
I am a coffee proffessional looking to increase my knowledge and skills from roasting to barista skills. I am also looking to open additional coffee shops in year round locations. I entered the industry while working on wall street and not being happy in that business. I love the personal exchange and relationships I build through my coffee shop. Creating the best beverage is extremely important to me.
About My Company:
Beach House coffee roasters is the corporate name of our roasting business while our shop is The Coffee Bouteaque. We have a physical location in beach haven n.j. and are also present via our website,
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
new arrivals of greens. seeing customers enjoy the quality drinks we put so much work into developing

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Mobile espresso

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 4:08pm 0 Comments

Hi all. I am looking into adding a mobile espresso truck to compliment a brick and mortar shop we operate in a seasonal location. For those that have experience with mobile espresso business, can you share thoughts on potential and what investment price point becomes difficult to see profitability in a reasonable timeframe. 1 year or so? Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks nick

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