This month’s Roaster I plan to keep my eye on to see what he does this year. Local home roaster, Joe Bland, shares how far he’s come in a short time, thanks to the support of friends and family. When did you start drinking coffee? I started drinking coffee when I was 16. I had [...]
Mike, of Daily Shot of Coffee, recently did an interview about my coffee career thus far. If you like the idea of owning a coffee shop one day, please check it out. Read it here.
Ending the month with a local coffee lover to “slingshot” you into the new year, Jenny Bonchak.
When it comes to the southeast, Georgia produces some amazing passionate Baristas. The coffee community comes in different forms, but essentially revolves around one thing- the people. Daniel Thompson plays quite a role in the community as the S.E. regional Representative of the Barista Guild of America. When did you start drinking coffee? I’ve always [...]
I first met Jason Dominy while working at The Connection Cafe in Wilmington, NC. He, and his lovely wife April, were in town from Charlotte and checking out local cafes. We geek’d out about coffee and I mentioned my ideas for my own cafe that I may someday own. His advice and feedback was the [...]
This month’s interview is a great example of achievement you gain from working hard and truly have a passion for coffee. Michael Phillips from Intelligentsia in Chicago, recently became the first American to win the World Barista Championship (WBC) last month in London. It’s more than just making a yummy drink. The combination of science, [...]
When I was a barista at The Connection Internet Cafe’ (which, unfortunately, has since closed) we were required to attend our roaster’s beginner espresso course for staff consistency. So, off we went to Counter Culture in Durham, NC. This is where I met Lem Butler, our trainer for the day. Not only did I learn [...]