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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Spokane, USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
2
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
maybe
Tell us more about your coffee shop or barista skills.
I'm really just here to learn...I know lots of basics but would love to proffesionalize and perfect my skills :) I LOVE COFFEE!
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Any and all! Especially South America.
About Me:
I'm a 21 year old college student, majoring in International Affairs (South American) and would love to work in the Fair Trade industry at some point. I could probably make espresso the rest of my life and be entirely happy.
About My Company:
Maple St. Bistro is a newly-opened, locally-owned shop in Spokane, WA. A community oriented business, we have live acoustic shows and serve the delicious local roaster, Craven's Coffee.
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no-foam customers (GRRR...)

Posted on April 11, 2008 at 1:41pm 17 Comments

I am curious to see how all of you handle customers asking for no-foam. I just cringe every time I get that in an order, but I don't want to insult customers - What is your advice?

2nd question, is it necessary to rinse your portafilter after every use? I thought it was, but one of my coworkers disagrees. She thinks that the small amount of grinds left in the bottom and around the edges doesn't make a difference in taste or quality. Again, I disagree.

Thanks for your input!

tapping pitchers

Posted on March 16, 2008 at 10:04pm 4 Comments

sooo... i know that tapping the milk when you are done steaming seperates the milk and microfoam, but with a good swirl doesn't it adequately mix it in again to make it velvety smooth?



Someone told me that I should be able to make foam so perfectly that you don't have to tap it or swirl it before you pour. Is that true? I don't recall if I've ever seen anyone NOT tap the pitcher. Is that a goal I should aspire to? anyway...I'm just learning to do latte art and stuff, so any help with… Continue

Fair Trade Paper - cuz you asked

Posted on March 13, 2008 at 3:58pm 1 Comment

Here is my paper... because apparently there were some who wanted to read it. I want to say that because of the class requirements, the draft is pretty superficial, but all the sources that I used were sooooo good and in-depth. Anyway, hope you learn something :)



Fair Trade 1









Running Head: FAIR TRADE









Fair Trade: The Revolution

Noelle Connolly

Eastern Washington University





March 2008



Fair… Continue

Fair Trade

Posted on March 6, 2008 at 8:53pm 7 Comments

I am writing an essay on the fairtrade movement...I am learning so much! I would love to hear the thoughts of those directly involved in the movement, whether you are part of and NGO, retailer, buyer, or producer!

Hope to hear from anyone...

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At 5:37am on April 15, 2008, Bel Townsend said…
hey! Thanks for the comments on my blog. I've sent you a few papers you may find interesting about fair trade, hope you don't mind. They were useful for bits of my project, some are a bit heavy-going but the main points are good. let me know what you think!
At 2:47pm on February 14, 2008, Fede Cabrera said…
Hi Noelle,

Thanks for joining "Social Projects" !!!
I´m sure we could use your expertise to make a lot of projects possible.

Best regards,
Federico
At 10:29am on February 12, 2008, David said…
yeah ok...lets try an plan that......I'll start talking to deanna and peoples! YAY! stoked!

ha yes i know.....i freaking love the story line thgat it goes with!
At 10:53am on February 11, 2008, David said…
its good.

oh yeha i know. i put a different one up cause yeah...whatev!

blah! i think I'm gona plan a trip to sea town soon yo =] YAYA! maybe april or so
At 10:01am on February 11, 2008, David said…
oh hey bud!
At 7:14pm on February 9, 2008, Fede Cabrera said…
Hi Noelle,

Welcome to Barista Exchange!!!
I hope you can make a difference for coffee-farming communities.
If I could be of any help with your International Affairs major, please don`t hesitate to tell me.

Best regards,
Federico

PS: The suitcase was for Cristina ;)
 
 
 

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