We’re delighted to welcome Alex Choppin to our team as a Support Specialist. We all wear many hats at Baratza, but for the most part Alex handles support calls and emails, plus order processing.
Alex brings a wealth of coffee knowledge and skills to the Support team. He has 10 years in the Specialty Coffee industry in the Seattle area, working with Starbucks, Batdorf & Bronson and Olympia Coffee Roasting. This time has given him experience as a barista, a trainer, an equipment service technician, and a shop manager. In addition he’s had the responsibilities and joys of opening two new cafes while he was with Olympia Coffee Roasters!
His love of coffee has led him to delve deep into the competition arena by being a Brewer’s Cup Competitor since 2012. He placed 5th in 2015 and 3rd in 2016 at USCC, using Baratza grinders, we are happy to say! Check out this Sprudge piece on the 2016 season. In addition, Alex is a qualified USBC Judge. The combination of these experiences and expertise greatly enhances our team skills, adding depth to the coffee brewing and tasting knowledge so that we can better support our customers in the use of our grinders. Whether they are brewing at home, or using them in their cafes – Alex understands our customer’s needs from both perspectives.