Zak Rye
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  • Ann Arbor
  • United States
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, coffee shop owner, barista trainer, coffee roaster, industry professional, supplier
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
ypsilanti michigan
How many years have you been in the industry?
9, 10ish
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.
The Ugly Mug Cafe in Michigan-- not the one in Seattle, Orange County, Memphis, or anywhere else. We opened about 3 and a half years ago in an old Greyhound Station. We used Victrola Coffee for the majority of the time before we started roast our own beans-- they pretty much held our hand until we learned to walk. We started roasting about 2 years ago under the e-mail supervision of Tonx and now we rock.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
eh, anywhere probably.....yeah, no.....anywhere.
About Me:
My vices include: coffee, cigarettes, beer, whiskey, music, and bad tv. I have a dog and no cats. I'm the Rep for the Great Lakes Chapter of the BGA. Sometimes I write for Barista Magazine. My favorite color is brown and I think I'm probably burning a batch right now...
About My Company:
laid back.
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At 3:57pm on December 14, 2015, Stella said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( ) for the full details.

Have a nice day

Thanks God bless.

Mrs Stella.

At 3:01am 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 8:18pm on August 16, 2009, courtney marie said…
pump up the jam.
At 9:51pm on July 18, 2009, Eric said…
Just wanted to let you know that I get compliments on those shirts everytime I wear them and rep the Ugly....
At 3:26pm on June 30, 2009, Chris Tellez said…
I'm going anywhere that I find a job... i've had one or two places offer, and I have a palce set up in calgary if nothing else... but, i'm trying to see where else i could go, where i could meet some more people and get some more experience
At 3:20pm on June 29, 2009, Chris Tellez said…
you want a young canadian barista in November? thats so convenient, because i am one and I'll be leaving my shop in November.. coincidence? kind of.. but only if you do in fact think you could take on an extra hand in the winter... let me know, and i can send you a resume.. thanks, Chris
At 4:33pm on June 21, 2009, Eric said…
Again man, thanks for the shirts, they are big pimpin, and scare all the children out here in MKE. Hope the package came in all ok...
At 10:03pm on June 2, 2009, Luis Zaman said…
You managed to make a repeat performance in Barista Mag huh? I just cracked it open for the first time, even in the summer they manage to keep me busy.
At 10:44pm on June 1, 2009, Alex C. McGregor said…
Hey man, congrats on the Great Lakes Reg. Rep. position!
At 5:21pm on May 10, 2009, courtney marie said…
yes ! thanks, man. & actually, alterra didn't work out :{ but, anodyne offered me a job, & i've been working there.

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