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quest m3 coffee roaster

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brady Oct 23, 2013. 6 Replies

hey gang, have recently gotten the bug to start roasting some green beans...will be my first time ever!  looking to increase some sales to my small coffee business, hoping i may be able to sell to…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Eckert Jun 28, 2011. 35 Replies

hey everybody!square...(, an interesting way to accept credit cards via your smartphone. they even provide a free card reader that plugs into your phone. any shopkeeps out there using…Continue

how many hours would you like to work in a coffee/espresso shop, ideally?!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aeryn! E Mar 18, 2011. 7 Replies

hey all!  moving on into february, hope everyone makes the leap successfully!  i posted a discussion before about offering free refills, or half-priced, etc., etc.  wowwa!, got alot of feedback on…Continue

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50's sunbeam eclectic electric perculator! yeah-boy!

Started this discussion. Last reply by sage Jan 9, 2011. 2 Replies

hey old sunbeam electric perculator has been gathering dust up on the shelf for too many years now!  i want to put it back to work...not brewing coffee, jeez no!--those perculators made…Continue

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, coffee shop owner, coffee enthusiast, entrepreneur
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
raleigh, nc.
How many years have you been in the industry?
11 years and 7 months, but who's counting?!
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.
astoria grinder & astoria single head semi-automatic machine.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
norway, iceland, ireland, sweden, finland, portugal, italy, france, austria, switzerland, belgium, germany, australia, south america, africa, canada, and parts of arkansas!
About Me:
11 + years with my current coffee business, having started out with a very unique looking mobile unit that was initially funded by my fiance, tammy. 1 permanent location now, at a very nice setting, with (largely) very nice customers! no more mobile unit, no more street shows/events ever again!...way too much work & way too much hassle!
About My Company:
company? someone asked recently if we are a chain. lol! ok, yes...a very small, very delicate, very fragile chain. ok?
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
my morning red-eye!, and when a customer walks back to the counter and says, "this is VERY good!"

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jazzed by so many coffee entrepreneurs here on bx!

Posted on January 8, 2011 at 11:11am 0 Comments

its a saturday, and i'm not running one of the shops!  crazy!  my last 9 years have been totally tied into promoting coffee.  but, it is my slow season, and admittedly i do slow down in a hefty way this time of year, unfortunately.  cold and snowy out...'tis the best time to be slurping down some great mochas and spiced hot chocolates, no?!  instead, i'm rambling thru all the great posts and discussions and blogs here on bx!  really inspiring to read all the intense interests and enthusiam…


holding pattern

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 6:12pm 2 Comments

2010 wasn't the best year economically speaking.  but, 2010 did present a possible opportunity for expansion.  that expansion might take place at the end of this month, january.  that expansion is mostly contingent on a financial investor to float some start-up funds in order to purchase another espresso machine, grinder, misc. this and misc. that.  incredible how that list of stuff you must have is so long!...its only a coffee shop, right?  not like we are trying to deck out a full fledged… Continue

need a shot in the arm!

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 3:08am 0 Comments

sometimes the extended hours (12, 13, 14 or more!) gets to me when i'm working in the height of the season...
sometimes the repetition of brewing coffee, pulling shots, cleaning pots, washing blender jars, etc., gets to me...
sometimes the seemingly constant chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chat chatter gets to me...
have you ever, honest please, felt this way? still, i don't know of anything else i'd rather be doing than…

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At 10:31am on November 20, 2011, eric said…

Hey Sage,

I'm not sure how I missed your post on BX for us at the tuckerbox, I'm so sorry I missed it. Any way, we use maple

for special drinks here and there, it works great. thanks for saying hi.

At 5:44am on March 17, 2011, Joey Sours said…

Hi Sage,


The samples should have shipped so hopefully you're enjoying a cup of Callao Coffee right now! :)  Let us know what you think about the product and the labels and we'll do what we can to meet your needs.




Joey Sours

At 5:44pm on March 8, 2011, Steve Kessler said…
I might have a few options available. Call me tomorrow and I'll let you know what I have.

At 5:25pm on March 8, 2011, Mitch Buckner - Bella Caffe said…
Sorry, havent had much time online! Hows it been going? Any new shows added or horse parks working at?
At 5:29am on March 8, 2011, Steve Kessler said…

Wow.....just saw this, I am so sorry!  We still have the espresso cart for sale.  It's in great shape and comes with the pumps and etc.  Would you be interested in that?







At 4:43am on February 16, 2011, Joey Sours said…

Hey Sage,  I enjoyed getting to know more about your business.  Thanks for taking the time to share that.  Your coffee trailer looks great!  

I'm sure I'll get a lot out of the Barista Exchange.  Before I would just browse around on here but could only view some of the posts since I wasn't a member.  

We're excited about the opportunity to work with you and help support your growing business any way that we can.

At 7:08am on September 20, 2010, Mitch Buckner - Bella Caffe said…
Hey Sage, what horse parks are you setup at?

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