Russ Durfee

Russ Durfee

Marketing & Lab Assistant

Office: Providence, RI
Phone: +1 (914) 920-2710 x115

HOW RUSS GOT INTO SPECIALTY COFFEE:

After graduating with a Philosophy and Literature degree Russ quickly tired of waiting tables and began working as a cook and barista at Big Bear Café in Washington, DC. From there he moved to Richmond, VA and worked as Head Roaster for Lamplighter Roasting Company before making the move up to Providence.


WHY RUSS WORKS IN SPECIALTY COFFEE:

“I love that I get to exercise and develop my sensory skills on a daily basis. Specialty coffee as an industry also seems to redefine itself regularly, so there’s plenty of room for innovative thinking. I enjoy the conversations you can have, and the people you can meet, by participating in that.”


TIME SPENT WORKING IN COFFEE:

7 years


POSITIONS HELD:

Roaster, Barista, Quality Control, Education/Training, Q Grader


FIRST ALBUM EVER BOUGHT:

Weird Al Yankovic/ ‘Bad Hair Day’


HOBBIES:

Picnicking, cooking, smoking meat, American Primitive guitar, reading Philosophy, and spending time with his partner and their 2 cats.