Claire Marie
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  • Vancouver, WA
  • United States
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Hawaii Coffee Roasters?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Greiner Mar 28, 2009. 2 Replies

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, manager, coffee shop owner, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Vancouver, WA
How many years have you been in the industry?
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.
I have been a barista for eight years, six of which I have used Stumptown Coffee Roasters. I own my own shop called Mon Ami and we have been open three years.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Anywhere there is good food and coffee. I am just as passionate about food as I am about coffee. So anywhere I could find both, would be my own little slice of heaven :)
About Me:
I have a dog named Lucy, drink too much, and enjoy food to unhealthy levels. I went to school to become a baker and pastry chef, finished, and then went off on coffee. I still love cooking and baking, but my number one passion is coffee. I have worked every job in the restaurant industry from bar tending to washing dishes to cooking to managing to owning. I love it and couldn't see myself doing anything else.
About My Company:
We are a creperie and coffee shop in downtown Vancouver. Vancouver is not known for it's coffee culture, or any culture for that matter, but we are trying to change that, one latte at a time.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
Developing my palate and the ability to learn new things every day

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DQ'd for time, I am going to go commit barista suicide and have a McCaffe

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 7:26pm 1 Comment

Oh man, I cannot even begin to say how heartbroken I am right now. yeah it was only my second competition, but holy hell 16:23? I am going to go get plastered and hopefully make it to the end tomorrow without crying. At least I know that in that time I fucking nailed my performance, it was everything I wanted to say and I feel the coffee rocked. My shots were coming out so good. If anyone knows where I can see the performance, I know it was streaming online, I just want to look at it. there's… Continue


Posted on March 4, 2009 at 9:23am 5 Comments

has anyone worked on a Mahlkonig grinder before? I am going to try it out for the competition, and I was just wondering...

Vancouver goodness anyone?

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 1:27pm 3 Comments

So I'm just throwing it out there, but how many baristas would actually make the trek over the bridge of many frustrations for a Vancouver Tamp your face off? I would totes be the hostess with the mostess with wonderful food and beer. Then I also have a two group La Marzocco, two Mazzers, one a super Jolly, and enough room for break dancing, depending on how many beers I have. I am thinking April at the earliest, so give me some feedback!

I'm number 2! I'm number 2!

Posted on February 26, 2009 at 7:20am 1 Comment

I just got the line up for the USBC and I'm going second at 9:32 in the am. I'm actually really excited about my time because it's before anyone is really going to get there, I won't have a huge audience, and I can totally focus on channeling Tom Cruise from cocktail. Seriously though, I'm really amped, I was on the waiting list until yesterday and I have been practicing since regionals for this. If anyone can make it out at 9:30, of coarse if you aren't working, there will be a team Mon Ami… Continue

Why I hate people

Posted on February 23, 2009 at 7:01pm 8 Comments

I know I should not own a coffee shop if I don't get along with people, but it's only certain kinds of people. For example, the homeless guy that comes in and steals all the toilet paper in our bathroom when I'm not looking, what the french toast? Or today, This woman came in and said, 'oh, I heard you have great coffee, I'm so excited to try it!' Awesome i thought, I'll make her an 8oz latte, she'll love it. She then proceeded to order a 16oz decaf, NF, 210 degree, SF Irish cream, no foam… Continue

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At 7:33pm on January 21, 2011, Corey Roberts said…
Hey, I've been a mon ami fan since it opened, downtown coffee kid, we've met and talked etc... I always seem to miss you when I am in there, is there any opportunity at all ever in the future that you can forsee of you being in need of another barista on your team? I am a happy whole foods worker, butwould love so much to get with some coffee again. Cheers
At 7:24pm on April 28, 2009, Michelle Week said…
Hey, thanks for all that fun! I held up a lot better at this tamp off than I did at the last one I was at! When is the Latte Art comp? Not that I'll win, but it would be awesome to hang out with y'all again. <3 M.
At 2:45pm on April 16, 2009, Corey Roberts said…
Cool, do you have music at these throw downs?
At 12:20pm on April 15, 2009, Corey Roberts said…
So, this sounds dumb. But for some reason I thought you meant a music throw down. Whoops. Still love to come and observe some barista throwing down. Pretty sure I would be schooled.
At 10:06pm on April 8, 2009, Corey Roberts said…
Oh how I love a throw down, and would look forward to it.
At 7:34pm on March 15, 2009, Michelle Week said…
Wow, that would be way too cool! I love and miss you guys so much. I'm thinking I don't want a 9-5 just yet, and sticking with coffee for a bit longer. I would love to attend your tamp offs!! W00t!!1
At 4:00pm on March 15, 2009, michael Phillips said…
Hey Claire, table sharing was a pleasure indeed. if you ever make it to chicago I'll set you up with all the intelly you can guzzle!
At 1:43pm on March 15, 2009, Settie Safa said…
It is in a great condition. It is fun to watch the speed in action. I sold an identical one a few days ago. Give me call when you get a chance.
At 6:53pm on March 14, 2009, Settie Safa said…
Hi Claire-I don't know how I got here but I am liking it. I have a super jolly mazzer! I like to get $250 for it. I bought it used for $350 a few years a go- I am closing JAVART studio after 4-1/2 years. I have a lot of other items in my store- if you or anyone is interested please contact me. cell# 425-269-4326
Self Contained Coffee cart-ready for business - everything in good condition.
At 7:48am on March 14, 2009, Alex Pond said…
Thanks!! It was really fun. I was glad to see you there.

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