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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, barista trainer, coffee enthusiast, industry professional, consultant
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Tustin, California
How many years have you been in the industry?
14 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.
My store is Peet's Coffee & Tea, Tustin Crossing. We have been in our location since late June of 2006. I have managed my store since August of 2007. My baristas and I have worked hard to earn a reputation of continually producing a well crafted and consistent espresso drink.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Every and any country.
About Me:
I have professionally been a Barista for the last 10 years. I began my career with Diedrich Coffee on April 18,1998, but on January 29, 2007 I closed my location for the last time. Two months prior to our close I received a phone call from a Peet's recruiter. We agreed to terms and since February 5, 2007 I have proudly continued to dedicate myself to the art and skill of Barista artisanship. In my early years as a Barista I prided myself on being the fastest at my craft, but as I gathered more knowledge about the history and artisanship involved in the Barista craft I started to look for more ways to expand my skill as a Barista. These skills include but are not limited to speed, consistancy, cleanliness, understanding, presentation, and guest interaction.
About My Company:
I work for Peet's Coffee & Tea which prides itself on the continual push to educate our customers about the importance of proper roast and brewing methods. We were also part of the original founding members of the S.C.A.A.. Peet's was founded in 1966 by Alfred Peet.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The People

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At 7:31pm on March 3, 2009, Al Sterling said…
Adrian..... where are you barista'ing now? I'm in MViejo. Last time I stopped at a Peet's was in Laguna Niguel near Monarch Beach. (
At 5:47pm on March 9, 2008, Diane said…
Hey boss, I finally put my pic on here.
At 1:37pm on January 21, 2008, Jonathon Sepulveda said…
so. . . when do u want to start planing?
At 8:12pm on January 10, 2008, Jonathon Sepulveda said…
We have definitely got to get a Barista Jam planned. Maybe Late Feb, or . . . well, we'll talk more about it.
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