Counter Culture is the relentless pursuit of coffee perfection, a dedication to real environmental, social, and fiscal sustainability and a commitment to creating cutting-edge coffee people. In three simple words, Counter Culture is a commitment to quality, sustainability, and education.
‘Professional Development’ is our wholesale partner education curriculum. It is designed to bolster a well-rounded understanding of coffee and a skill set to serve coffee well. Our wholesale partners can leverage the program to build scalable in-house training programs for their staff while their baristas, new or seasoned, can leverage it to launch or supplement their coffee career.
Our Professional Development Barista Certification Program serves to promote Coffee Driven People by providing a progress map with notable achievements each step of the way. The final assessment gives baristas the opportunity to tie their work altogether. Baristas are expected to use their personal skills and their industry knowledge to showcase how they would serve guests in their cafes.
The progress gained by this achievement is a collective effort. We commend our partners’ commitment and are proud to announce their 2017 Certified Baristas!
Kyle Murph, Alchemy Lounge
Dan Durakovich, Love Coffee Bar
Lindsey Shay, Blacktop Coffee
Masha Zanozina, The Guest House
Vanessa Giles, Coffee Cultures
Taylor Jarvis, Chattahoochee Coffee Company
Kat Dusk, Spoken
Stephen Rowland, Ellipsis Coffeehouse
Zakary Clark, Curio Coffee
Alex Thesken, The Chipped Cup
Morgan Russell, The Chipped Cup
Michelle Yow, Not Just Coffee
Justin Moore, The Table
Noah Lowdermilk, The Table
Sean Junqueira, Jubala Coffee
Mike Mangum, Tama Tea
Barry Burgess, Not Just Coffee
Chloe King, Collective Coffee
Rachel Huffman, Dose Coffee and Tea
Melinda Lio, Dose Coffee and Tea
Ryne Hambright, Dose Coffee and Tea