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10 Minutes With Tony Tan

Tony Tan Owner Tony Coffee Workshop Singapore & Roasting and barista trainer in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, China, & Singapore.   What other coffee jobs have you had? Roaster at Highlander Coffee Singapore, Head Barista for the Les Amis Group of 12 restaurants, cafes, patisseries. What’s your favorite part about working in … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Terika Raak

Terika Raak Manager Caffe Ladro, Capitol Hill location Seattle, Washington What other coffee jobs have you had? I first started in coffee about 10 years ago as a barista at the Nordstrom Espresso Bar in the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Washington. I worked there during summer and holiday breaks while … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Yannis Apostolopoulos

Yannis Apostolopoulos Business and Sales Development Director W.S. Karoulias S.A. Athens, Greece & Member of the Board Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) Chelmsford UK   What other coffee jobs have you had? Surprisingly enough, this is my first coffee job. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Coffee … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Erika Lee Vonie

Erika Lee Vonie Barista Ultimo Coffee Philadelphia, Pennsylvania What other coffee jobs have you had? Up until recently, I managed MilkBoy Coffee in Ardmore, PA and was a manager at MilkBoy in Center City Philadelphia, and I got my start in specialty coffee as a barista at Lovers and Madmen, … Read more →

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10 Minutes With David Morris

David J. Morris CEO Dillanos Coffee Roasters Sumner, Washington What other coffee jobs have you had?  Let’s see: I’ve been a barista, roaster, packager, delivery driver, trainer, business consultant, author, and CEO—all for Dillanos. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Coffee has taken me to many exotic places … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Giuseppe Trovato

Giuseppe Trovato Export Manager Zicaffe’ Spa Marsala, Italy What other coffee jobs have you had? Zicaffe’ is the one and only. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Challenges: Letting the world know about an almost anonymous Italian coffee company. So far, we are in 50 countries. Learning: In the world … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Kim Thompson

Kim Thompson Founder/Managing Director Raw Coffee Company Dubai, United Arab Emirates What other coffee jobs have you had? Previously a Nurse in New Zealand, Diploma in Alternative medicine, mother of three daughters, ran a café here in Dubai for two years prior to starting Raw. No real prior experience, just loved … Read more →

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10 Minutes With James Klapp

James Klapp Barista La Colombe Coffee Philadelphia, Pennsylvania What other coffee jobs have you had? I had never worked in coffee before Ultimo [his employer before La Colombe] besides my involvement in a roaster-retailer concept that never made it past the planning stage. Prior to that, I was a gigging musician … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Joe Speicher

Joe Speicher Founder Ground to Grounds San Francisco, California What other coffee jobs have you had?  I’ve had very little experience in the coffee industry here in the United States. In 2007, I worked for TechnoServe in Tanzania on the production side of the business. We helped coffee farmers access … Read more →

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