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    It started in 2014...

    I was a junior in college, attending an 8:00am class; eyes half-opened, walking to-and-from the bathroom every 15 minutes to splash water on my face - the best solution I had concocted to stay awake. As I walk, I run into a friend of mine. He said, "Holy smokes, Blake, you look exhausted!", which I affirmed was true. After explaining my paltry water-splashing routine, he laughed and said a sentence that would change my life...

    "Dude, you should try coffee!"

    It hit me like a thunderbolt; "Coffee?! That mythical bean-water that has kept weary pilgrims afloat for millennia?! How had I not thought of this?!" I proceeded downstairs to our school cafeteria and procured the first cup of coffee of my life. The roast? Unknown. The taste? Awful. Caffeinated? Resolutely. Hooked? Incredibly.

    Fast forward till now...

    Roughly eight years have passed since that faithful day, and, as it turns out, I've learned a lot about coffee since then. As I drank, I started to enjoy. As I enjoyed, I began to visit more coffee shops and roasters. As I tried more shops and roasters, I wanted to have a similar quality at my own home. And as I made more and more coffee at home, I became more and more passionate about what I was doing. Now, my biggest hobbies include 1.) grabbing a few books and visiting more and more roasters to explore their coffees and to learn what they're doing, and 2.) roasting my own beans and making better and better at home.

    So what am I here for?

    I'm here because I really like coffee, and because I want to help you enjoy your coffee more. Whether you're simply looking for a faster and better cup to keep you through your work day, or because you're falling more and more in love with coffee yourself, I'm here to help. Coffee truly is a beautiful thing, whatever brings you to it. And together, perhaps we can enjoy it a little more :~).

    I've helped 216 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    23 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategoryCoffee & Espresso Expert
    Customers helped216
    Favorite drinkIntelligentsia Black Cat Espress
    My QualificationTotal Espresso Machine Nerd
    Home townGig Harbor, WA
    Favorite beerOatmeal Stout
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    Coffee & Espresso Expert Blake Valley
    Blake Valley
    Coffee & Espresso Expert
    I've helped 216 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Reviewer: Tina
    Tina's experience with Blake
    He analyzed my preference and recommended the right model and options I could consider in less than 2 minutes!!
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    Reviewer: Jessica
    Jessica's experience with Blake
    He was very patient and answered all of my questions that I had. He let me know right away when there was a deal.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 9, 2022
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    Reviewer: Ellie
    Ellie's experience with Blake
    Blake was great he helped me pick out a great machine, I’m so excited to get it and will shop again!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 2, 2022
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    Reviewer: K
    Blake was great!!
    Blake helped me research above and beyond to find the right machine for my plans. Thanks Blake and curated!
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    Reviewer: Riccardo
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    There was not a question he could not explain and answer . Thank you, very VERY much, Riccardo
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    Reviewer: Paul
    Paul's experience with Blake
    Blake provided great support and was very responsive to my questions. Very much appreciated his guidance.
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    Reviewer: trevor
    trevor's experience with Blake
    Gave me all the info I was looking for, super knowledgeable and friendly
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    Bambino Blake is awesome!
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    Gary D's experience with Blake
    Blake is extremely knowledgeable and patient.
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    Reviewer: Brock
    Brock's experience with Blake
    Blake was fantastic. We are very excited for our machine!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 16, 2022
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