Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 1:05pm Subject: Re: Dealing with the coffee haters around me.
I'm not sure if that was intentionally meant to sound condescending (which I really don't mind if it was, I'm not telling you how to post nor am I one to get offended easily) but thanks. Anyway, it's not even as much of a setup as it is just finding a place to put everything, so it's horribly messy. If I ever end up getting the Strega I'll make that area into something actually worth posting a picture of.
Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 1:31pm Subject: Re: Dealing with the coffee haters around me.
not many 16 year olds find something they're passionately enthusiastic about. there is definite potential in the industry and you have a leg up on most people at your age if you were considering something in the field as a career.
Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 1:44pm Subject: Re: Dealing with the coffee haters around me.
I would love to do something in coffee, but I'm torn between this and getting a career in medicine as a radiation oncologist or a neuropharmacologist. Pretty much on opposite ends of the spectrum, I know. The good thing is that I have awhile to decide. I'll probably end up working as a barista for at least a decent amount of time, though.
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 2:41pm Subject: Re: Dealing with the coffee haters around me.
I remembered your post/photo because you impressed me. I am sorry you misunderstood my post, I was totally meaning to complement you. I admire anyone, that focused at any age, even more so your age. It does look pro, and you do have a leg up if you wanted to be a barista star. You can work in coffee while you go to school, some of the best coffee places are by colleges everywhere in the US at least and probably the world. I was really asking, in around about way, if you wanted to be in the coffee biz. And I would love to say I knew you when...
And everyone starts somewhere, you have a real espresso machine, you should be proud. A big price tag doesn't make the painting any better just people's perception of the painting. Mine is covered in ugly scratched black plastic so is not very photogenic. But I don't mind, the insides are good and the espresso is good and that matters more to me than the shine. Good insides trumps shiny outsides in the long run every time. :)
Ask older people about their first car, it was probably not the most expensive car they ever owned, but it is often the one they remember most fondly. (and often miss the most)
Back to the OP, I am impressed with you as well. It is hard to swim upstream, but follow your bliss.
Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.
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