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one of the bosses walked by and told me that we were moving to a new premises soon, and it has a nice canteen area, and the machine was being taken for a full service then being fitted in the canteen for us to use!

 

Brilliant! Sounds like you could make some extra cash running barista training for staff :)

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you mention you were a barista previously and i know you are in stoke, dont tell me there is somewhere around here that actually sells a decent cup of coffee and i just dont know about it, or was it before you moved to stoke? i believe i probably have a bag of your work in my fridge at the moment actually (jailbreak mk3)

 

Possibly, I have done a couple of roasts of Jailbreak - that's very cool :D

 

Not much in the Stoke area - I worked at Trentham Garden Centre originally, but I wouldn't recommend the coffee quality there - if you want a start in the coffee business, you can't be picky. After that I worked for LK Gourmet - they have a coffee stand on Stafford Train Station (Platform 1) where I worked, and also stands in Stockport and Crewe Stations (with Stoke station being added later this year). They have very shiny machines (La Marzocco) and use Union Revelation Blend. They're definitely the best coffee I know of in these parts (after Brown & Green @ Trentham!). The milk drinks are still rather large for my taste (12oz for a regular) but the service side is very important, so they'll happily do one with less milk if you ask :)

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Breaks Co-op? Seriously?! Great band mate! Anything new due to come from you guys? Sucks that you can't buy 'The Sound Inside' on iTunes over here, you have just reminded me that I don't have your CD in my collection - just my type of music too!

 

Yeah I was saying to Mike about the album missing off iTunes it should

be there, I'm investigating currently.

You can still buy the CD off Amazon I believe.

 

We are recording a new album at the moment so fingers crossed it'll be out in 2012.

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I worked for LK Gourmet - they have a coffee stand on Stafford Train Station (Platform 1) where I worked, and also stands in Stockport and Crewe Stations (with Stoke station being added later this year).

 

thanks for the tip ill keep an eye out for it when it opens. ive seen jobs advertised in costa and nero (bucks too but no point there, they use a bean to cup machine) and dabbled with the idea of applying just to get some decent experience but they all seem to want part time workers and i need full time, plus im not sure i really want to go back to a customer facing role, where i am now i can be as scruffy as i like (and i like to be pretty scruffy! :p ) and i have had green and browns coffee, its where i buy my beans most of the time, but i get the chance to go much less now that i dont have transport anymore :(

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We are recording a new album at the moment so fingers crossed it'll be out in 2012.

 

 

Keep me informed! Very much enjoyed that last album. So does the band still have the same line-up and sound?

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Very interesting thread - I also fall into the nerdy IT crowd. Spent 11 years as system developer working firstly for a reinsurance company were I met SWMBO then eventually done 5 years developing a money distribution system for the performing rights society in the West End... If I'd known you then mike I could have hidden a bit of code to get you some more royalties :) Then when that system was finished I got made redundant and got a bit disillusioned with the whole programming lark. Too many young whipper snappers coming through willing to work for peanuts so I set up my own IT consultancy (really just a glorified PC repair business) 8 years ago and haven't looked back. It's hard work but I like being my own boss.

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Electrician most of my life. 15 years data cabling/moves and changes in American bank, now back sparking. Seem to get laid off more than I like. Doh!

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What an interesting thread, yes I remember that song Mike. I spent my working life in what is these days known as the financial services industry, but when I started was called insurance broking. I spent many years looking after the needs of commercial clients mainly in the Black Country and surrounding areas. All very interesting as I learnt a little about many different trades and the processes that they used. My greatest good fortune was that we sold out to a consolidator 15 months before the bubble burst. So now I'm well and truly retired however I find so much to do, as already said, I don't know how I found time to go to work. Discovered 'proper' coffee on holiday in Oz, and plunged into this coffee world less than 3 years ago. So, still learning, and hopefully getting better especially with the help of Glen. One day I may pull a God shot.

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HumbleElite.

Your business does not sell coffee as such, it sells mushrooms under the guise of coffee. Therefore discussion about this product is not considered on-topic for a coffee forum

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Aspiring professional Triathlete, part time masseur / sales in a London Running Shop... I don't have money but I enjoy the freedom I have... will eventually do an MSc in Physiotherapy...

 

Introduced by a friend to coffee wokring in a bike shop in Auckland, NZ back in 2004... Kiwis and Aussies certainly make some good coffee...

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I sell and support EPOS systems (Tills) this allows me to drink coffee at lots of establishmenst all over the country. Used to work in development and testing and youdrink alot of coffee then, drank so much through the week i used to get withdrawel headaches at the weekend

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