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Hidden Talents: Ian Grimbleby

Ian hidden talent issue 18PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS…

I’m a CPA by trade. I’m a Principal at Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, a Modesto accounting firm.

BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I…

I also roast and sell coffee as a hobby and side business. I call it “Bean Counter Coffee Roasters.”

I GOT STARTED WITH MY HIDDEN TALENT WHEN…

I LOVE COFFEE. I’ve been a coffee addict for a long time. I learned through the internet that roasting coffee isn’t as mysterious as you think. I found out you could actually do it with a popcorn popper. My father-in-law bought me a popcorn popper, I ordered some green coffee beans, and I started roasting.

AND SOMEDAY I HOPE TO…

I’m just trying to have fun, roast coffee, and educate people about the world of specialty coffee… but yes, Starbucks should be concerned.

THE LAST BOOK I READ WAS…

“The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann. It’s an easy read, I recommend it.

I ALSO ENJOY…

Snowboarding is one of my loves. Unfortunately, this last year was pathetic. I love hanging out with my family and my kids, going to the mountains and camping.

GET STARTED BY…

Buy a popcorn popper and some green coffee beans. It’s something you can have fun with, and if you don’t like how the coffee turns out, try again. That’s part of the fun!

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