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  • Memphis, TN
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, coffee enthusiast, industry professional
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Memphis, TN
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 experience working in both independent and corporate coffee (and love independent shops!). I have basic roasting knowledge as well as mad barista skills and general coffee geekiness. I've also judged USBC & Great Lakes Regional barista competitions.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
warm climates
About Me:
Aside from coffee, also interested in soaking up vitamin sunshine, bicycling, philosophy, global change, local business, entrepreneurship, music, art, books, food, beer, and wine.
About My Company:
currently attending grad school in a city without good coffee, thus no work for my barista fingers
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
progress and excitement - also the taste of espresso

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Honey Coffee

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 7:46pm 8 Comments

Pan roasted some honey coffee from Panama this morning.
Anyone know much about this new "honey" processing? It creates quite the sweet and rounded cup thus far, even from last year's crop.

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At 12:54pm on March 22, 2011, Bryan Arndt said…



Hey Michelle!  Didn't see you at the Northwest REgional.  You still judging of course?   Check this website out.  I'm actually in 1st place right now by 30 and I'm going to keep it that way :)  Come vote for me

At 6:22pm on July 7, 2010, Erin Corrigan said…
hey michelle! i just saw you asking me about anaheim. i didn't go! i wish i had! if and when you visit austin, i'd love to grab a beverage of your choice!
At 12:10pm on May 18, 2010, Bryan Arndt said…
man I haven't been on this thing in awhile. Thanks for the comment you left me in February! I thought the music had a nice touch. It's always a pleasure to have you as a judge. Will you be doing so at coffee fest for the northwest regional? if that's where it's at.. I'm heading off to Colorado again for the 2010. I can't wait! what's new with you Michelle?
At 7:32pm on April 29, 2010, Joe Marrocco said…
Hello!! Thanks again for the great feedback. How is life back home from Anaheim?
At 8:35am on March 26, 2010, Ryan Knapp said…
Wow, it took me so long to respond. Yes, I will be in Anaheim. How about yourself? Doing more judging?
At 2:31pm on February 16, 2010, Lucas Barbula said…
Yeah, that would be fun, it's high time i make a trip out there. I really enjoyed your feedback and getting to chat with you. I liked your last article in barista mag. Thanks again.
At 6:05am on January 13, 2010, Erin Corrigan said…
hey girl, i'm glad we finally got to meet and chat. pleasure judging with you!
At 7:30pm on January 11, 2010, Jonathan Meadows said…
Thanks for judging this past weekend. It was great to meet you and I hope to see you around.
At 6:29pm on January 11, 2010, Aaron Blanco said…
Howdy Michelle! Here's to new coffee friendships! Hope to see you around and continue ours.
At 6:04am on August 11, 2009, juanjuanson said…
awesome thanks for the info

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