I am thoroughly enjoying my coffee life. I started working in the coffee business only 5 years ago and have come a long way. I started at Starbucks and learned a lot about coffee and customer service. I never go there anymore but I can’t deny that without Starbucks I may have never entered this industry.
After two and a half years of the same shit different day it became evident change was required. My wife (fiancé at the time) suggested I apply at a local Olympia roaster Batdorf & Bronson, so I did. My interview went very well, I consider myself a good interviewee and a few days later I got the job. Thus started my two year relationship with B&B.
Working at B&B was refreshing. Becoming the best Barista I could became my focus. While there I learned to pull great shots of espresso, pour rad latte art, and delved deeper into the coffee world. After almost two and a hlaf years I decided to try something new. I became a dispatcher for 911, I quickly learned this was not the job for me. I also learned that coffee has become the thing I am best at.
After resigning from my dispatcher job I applied at Olympia Coffee Roasting Company and a couple of weeks later started working there. My coffee life has never been better. I have learned sooooo much from working here in such a short time. We have such great mentors here: Michael Elvin, Robbie Britt and of course Mrs.Sarah Dooley. I have also learned a lot about roasting and production work, things I would have never learned at my former jobs.
Basically I LOVE LIFE, I LOVE COFFEE and I LOVE O.C.R.