30 Days of Blog – Day 19 – Barista wages

Welcome to day 19 of 30. It is a cool and rainy day here in Tokyo, and I must write today’s post quickly because I will be working at Maruyama Coffee’s new Omote-sando Single Origin store most of the day today.  It’s a pretty cool concept, with the intention of the...

30 Days of Blog – Day 18 – Trade shows

Welcome to day 18 of 30. My first order of business is to give my best wishes to friends in Puerto Rico who have been affected by the most recent hurricane. Hold in there friends and be safe! Yesterday I spent most of my day at the SCAJ trade show here in Tokyo. After...

30 Days of Blog – Day 17 – Pocket science

Welcome to day 17 of 30. I just arrived in Tokyo and have to say every time I come here I end up realizing that I missed it. The city, the coffee scene, the food, the people, the metro system. I enjoy it all!  Yesterday I finished with a mention about “Pocket Science”...

30 Days of Blog – Day 16 – Coffee competition ideas

Welcome to day 16 of 30. Today I am on flights to Tokyo for the SCAJ show and a special store opening for Maruyama Coffee. We have had a few US barista competition preliminaries already this year, and while I am in Japan we will have another this coming weekend. It...

30 Days of Blog – Day 15 – Consulting perspectives

Welcome to the halfway point! Day 15 of 30. It’s been a long journey so far and there is plenty more to explore.  Today I am going to be talking about consulting in the coffee industry. I mentioned on one of my first posts that I started consulting as a business...