steve meeker
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Espresso Machines

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Shipley Sep 30, 2009. 4 Replies

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
industry professional, consultant
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Salt Lake City Ut
How many years have you been in the industry?
10 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.
VP of Operations
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
About Me:
Responsible for designing stores, employee manuals, implementing operations, food preparations and cost controls.
About My Company:
The Bad Ass Coffee Co. of Hawaii was started on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1989 and has become one of the largest sellers of Kona coffee in the world. In 1995 the company opened the first store in Salt Lake City. We are continuing to grow with numerous shops in Hawaii and the continental US, Japan and Malaysia. The native people of Kona Hawaii remember the days of the "Bad Ass Ones."
The bellows of the donkeys could be heard echoing through the mountains as they hauled the heavy loads of coffee up and down the mountainside. In honor of these hard working donkeys, we name our coffee company. The legend of the Kona Nightingale lives on right here at The Bad Ass Coffee Company.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
To create an educational, professional and fun environment for our customers and employees, while enhancing the enjoyment of each coffee, espresso and retail sale.

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At 10:54am on October 3, 2009, Sarah Leanne Barnett said…
Thanks for the tip! Please keep me in mind if you hear anything else or any other opportunities!
At 5:39pm on September 28, 2009, Joe Marrocco said…
I saw your post questioning service on machines. I would definitely recommend Nuova Simoneli. I work for Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company in St. Louis, MO. We distribute both these and La Marzoccos. The La Marzocco has things about it that make me like working on it better. The shots I feel are slightly better slightly more often. But, for the price they had better be!! Simonelli, however have OUTSTANDING customer service. if there is ever a problem they are serious about helping you out. I would recommend going to one of the regional barista competitions. The sponsored machine is the Simonelli. You will be able to meet with and and talk to their people. Good luck!
At 9:14am on April 1, 2009, Mike Spence said…
Hi Steve, good to see you here!

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