Another Job Change

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OK, OK, I swear this will be the last change of jobs for me, hopefully for ever. After four jobs in the last four years, my wife and I have decided to get her back up to her large, touchy-feely, Italian family in Philadelphia. For years it has been a source of stress for me to even consider trying to relocate and find a house, a job for both of us, a good school for Anna, a swim club (for those nostalgic moments created), and the stuff that needs to happen at the right time and in the right way to make a big move like that happen. Well they all happened.

After spending the summer training for my new job here in the Triangle, I will be off to Philly to open the not-yet-existing Counter Culture Coffee training center. I was offered a roasting apprenticeship by CCC in 1994, before they ever opened their doors, but the planets just would not line up at the time. Had I taken it, Daryn Berlin would probably be selling insurance right now. Good thing I didn’t, because he is going back and forth right now building the nest for me in Pennsylvania.

The good folks at Stockton Graham & Co. gave me their blessing to make the shift form one roaster to the other, and I thank them for that. Hopefully everyone will be happy with way it all turns out. I will always be grateful to them for giving me my first full time professional coffee position that did not involve working behind the counter all day.

I will be staying at my parents house through out the summer while my wife and daughter proceed without me for the time being. That is sure to be fun time. Really. No I mean it.

See you at the Rocky Ballboa statue.

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  1. Congrats on the new gig! Man, CCC really is on thier way to world domination.

  2. Thanks, Philly will be assimilated.

  3. I’ll just post my public congratulations here.

    Congrats! ;)

  4. Thank you.

  5. Well, I just got here from linking from your old blog, which is the one you have listed on Flickr. I’ll try to get to Helios before you move to Philly. Oh, and WordPress IS better.

  6. Congratulations, Always a touchy subject moving between coffee companies.

    Stu

  7. Hey Phil, here’s the info on that chocolate debacle we were talking about: http://www.dallasfood.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=78

    I never thought I could learn so much about chocolate. What’s interesting too is the politics surrounding the cultivation of the cacao. Makes for an interesting compare/contrast with the politics of coffee.

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