Hello baristas! My friend and past ABC School
graduate has a very successful coffee business in Puerto Rico. She is opening her second coffee bar and is looking for a barista to come and spend 3 days or so on site with her and her staff. Here is the email she sent to me in regards to the exchange. Feel free to email her for more info, could be a really fun experience.
Here is a picture of Enid (far right) and her staff:
This is Enid Guerra from Puerto Rico. I took the Barista training couple years ago. I hope you remember me. I have a tiny but beautiful EspressoBar. In May we will have two years in the business. One of the best decisions was to take the course with you in Portland. I fell in love with coffee and I am living the dream. We have the best coffee in Puerto Rico. (you will have to believe me unless you want to stop by...). I am opening my second store soon.
I know José Arreola since I am a National Judge for the WBC for the second year in a row. He is by far the most charismatic person I have ever met. The first WBC Judge Training was conducted in my Bar. One of my Baristas was third in the National Competition (this year). Another of my female Baristas was fourth. It was their first year competing so I was happy with the results. I am also highly involved with the Puerto Rico Barista Association.
The reason I am writing is to know if you know a Barista that would like to spend three days in Puerto Rico. We are looking for someone that would like to come and spend part of the day in the bar with my Baristas so they could experience people with their same passion and dedication. There are not too many Baristas in Puerto Rico and honestly my Baristas sometimes feel they are alone. You know, I am the boss, it is not the same.
In terms of payment we can agree in some type of payment. I am honestly looking at this as an exchange instead of a job.
We can provide transportation and we can pay a nice Hotel. Also we will pay for all the meals and can agree in extra cash for personal expenses. We can also visit some of the best coffee "haciendas" in the island.
Please let me know if you know someone that could be interested.
email: baristaespressobar at onelinkpr.net