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Charlie Blasky


Charlie Blasky, Roastmaster and Green Coffee Buyer

In his late teens, Charlie began his coffee career at a small shop near the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee campus. After the shop closed, Charlie took a job outside of the coffee world, but continued to expand his knowledge in the field through independent research and constant consumption of coffee..

A few years passed, and Charlie decided to make a return to the coffee world, which he had grown to miss. Charlie fully immersed himself in specialty coffee and the café culture and his constant strives for excellence persisted.

Charlie left Milwaukee with a heavy heart in the summer of 2010, but almost immediately found himself back in the warm embrace of the coffee scene of Minneapolis. He began roasting coffee about a year later and found deep interest in a side of coffee he had never experienced before.

Charlie came to Paradise early in 2012 as the new Roastmaster, and by early 2014 had taken over as Green Coffee Buyer as well. Being involved in many aspects of Paradise Roasters Charlie continues to expand his knowledge and abilities in order to provide customers with the highest quality products worthy of the Paradise name..

Outside of coffee Charlie enjoys outdoor leisure, cooking, making cocktails, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota United Football Club with his wife.

His achievements in the coffee industry include being certified with the Coffee Quality Institute, Roasters Guild, Barista Guild of America, and Specialty Coffee Association of America.