Posts tagged: industry

Happy 6th Birthday One & One!

Today marks the 6th birthday of our beloved One & One!  We started serving up the One & One at a competition tasting event, which led to the video/blog, which ultimately led to a ton of interest in the cafe for people who wanted the best of both worlds (a...

It's Been Awhile

Man, it's been a busy time. We are in full bootstrap mode. I have been thinking about writing a blog for weeks and finally have a minute to do so, partially thanks to a stomach bug that took down our entire family. Take it from me, if the barf train...

Tasting, Tasting...Is This Thing On?

As long as I have worked in the coffee industry, I have been surrounded by various forms of tasting notes, from vague to conceptual to extremely specific. In my early years, it was common for me to see words like "bole" and "smooth" used to describe the coffees I was...

Meet Seth Mills

 Seth has been a great mind to have conversations with over the past few years. Service is his passion and he continues to strive for better ways to make newcomers feel welcome in this intimidating industry. We are excited to have him! Name and Occupation: Seth Mills, Director of Coffee at...

It's All Relative

Guest Post By Scott Lucey. Check out his Q&A as well as other guest posts!   I once helped make a pretty big change to a pretty big company in the way they brew and sold ice coffee. It was Toddy cold brew all day every day and it was with...

Meet Scott Lucey (Part 1 of 2)

We've had the pleasure of knowing Scott Lucey for years on end now, so when we started looking for guest contributors for this blog, his name was one of the first to pop up. Scott blew our minds when he roasted coffee on stage during his USBC performance in Long Beach...

Climbers & Builders

I once heard that there are generally two types of people. Builders & Climbers. Deep down if you were to assess your values you would be one or the other. Climbers are the type to look out for número uno. The "how can I get to the top and who...

Chefs, Bartenders, and Baristas

The following is a transcription from a text message thread that was inspired by an earlier draft of Jared's latest post on service. Particularly in reference to a comparison between bartenders, chefs, and baristas that the draft contained. The particular comparison in question didn't make it into the final edit,...