So you want to be a (great) barista competitor

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30 Days of Blog – Day 20 – The Professional Varista

Welcome to day 20 of 30. You may have noticed that I missed a day yesterday. Sadly, as I have had a few very busy days here in Japan I decided that it would be better to skip a day and (hopefully) make a better post than to rush through a post in 15 minutes. Last time...

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 13 – Consumer and professional progress

Welcome to day 13 of 30. We have had a few heavy days lately so today I want to lighten up a bit. My topic is about a disconnect that I have been witnessing for quite some time now, and I think it is high time we address it.  It can be difficult to sum up all of my...