Coffee will miss Alex Fisenko:
‘Godfather of Specialty Coffee’
Beach, FL (January 23, 2007) Alex Fisenko, the specialty coffee
industry’s top espresso consultant, passed away January 21, 2007.
Alex was known in the coffee industry as the ‘godfather
of espresso’. His focus was to bring knowledge and attention to
detail to aspiring coffee minded entrepreneurs. Alex will be remembered
for his seminars and training programs including ‘Espresso Business
Success’. His expertise and passion for the specialty coffee business
has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and corporate companies realize
their dreams of success.
Many coffee shops and companies like Cuppy’s Coffee
adapted the Fisenko training method in their stores and continue to model
the style, principles and procedures taught by Alex.
“Alex Fisenko was a pioneer in the industry, a mentor
and a friend. Much of the success of Cuppy’s Coffee was made possible
by using Alex’s training methods and his understanding of consumer
wants and needs,” said Janice Baker, director of training.
Alex Fisenko started serving up great espresso back in
1969 in Berkley, Ca. Owning several shops of his own and consulting for
numerous individuals and companies, Fisenko helped pioneer a little known
concept here in the United States, the specialty coffee industry. Today
there are thousands of coffee shops that serve espresso based coffee drinks
in America and Canada that have benefited from Alex’s teachings.
“This is a great loss to the specialty coffee industry.”
Baker said. “All that knew Alex and learned from him will miss him.”
Our heartfelt wishes
go out to the Fisenko family and friends. All of us here at Cuppy’s
Coffee will miss you, Alex Fisenko…