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Coffee, Breakfast, and Conversation

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15 simbi per visit

I'll make breakfast for you if you come over to my house.

I'm a morning person, I like making breakfast and I like company! A normal breakfast day (these days) for me consists of coffee, eggs, yogurt, granola, maybe some fruit, a starchy thing. The starchy thing could be: toast, oatmeal, pancakes, homefries, rice.

I make fairly high quality coffee, grind the beans in a hand burr grinder, individually brew with an Aeropress (inverted, of course). It's probably a single origin African, as is my taste.

I like to talk a lot. And I like sharing ideas and points of view. If you come over, we'll talk about breakfast philosophies, art, culture, personal stories. I'm not well versed in politics, pop culture, or entertainment, but they interest me.

Training & Qualifications


I'm good at making breakfast; I've made a fairly extravagant breakfast every day for the past 10 years. Like, 3-4 courses, every time. People say, "Albert, how do you eat so much?" Truthfully, I get stuffed, but it seems like the right move.

I took this coffee class at Fourbarrel a few years ago, and learned the basics of brewing single cups at home. It's not a fancy latte, but I do put a lot of care into the specific parameters (heat, steep time, grind setting) and the ritual of the technique.

Availability & Preferences


Breakfast time, on weekdays. For me, that's like sometime between 8AM and 11AM. You'll have to come to my place in Berkeley.

I ask that you spend between 30 and 60 minutes! It'll take me a little time to cook, and I enjoy the conversation over the meal.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Albert


Angelica received visit of Coffee, Breakfast, and Conversation from Albert
Jun 06, 2016
Albert is really cool and super open-minded (I mean you have to be when you invite complete strangers to your house and cook for them. +2 points for ...talking and cooking at the same time.) He was just so interesting to talk to, as it felt like he always knew something about anything we talked about. And he's just into so many things that it's both humbling and inspiring at the same time. It gave me great relief that we found such an amazing person for a mere 15 simbi. To be honest, I think he's worth hands down at least 200 simbi. Truly worth the trip and time spent.show more
Mike received visit of Coffee, Breakfast, and Conversation from Albert
Jun 05, 2016
Albert was awesome! Very courteous host, great breakfast, and fantastic conversation. We're talking fast because we were excited and had so much to sa...y! m going to take him up on the other services he offers. Can't wait to hang out again!show more
Mikah received visit of Coffee, Breakfast, and Conversation from Albert
Mar 17, 2016
I highly recommend Albert's breakfast and conversation service!
David received visit of Coffee, Breakfast, and Conversation from Albert
Feb 24, 2016
The coffee, omelette, bacon, toast, and conversation were delicious, and interesting. Albert is a kind and gracious host. The experience was nothing s...hort of delightful. show more
KJ received visit of Coffee, Breakfast, and Conversation from Albert
Feb 10, 2016
Was so great to finally meet Albert in person. He started off by making me a fantastic cup of Kenya single-origin coffee using a technique I'd never s...een before. It was delicious and he talked me through the differences in coffee flavors from different regions. He then made me a beautiful omelet, some bacon, and a warm bowl of squash soup. Combined with conversation that ranged from designing games and experiences that bring community together to how he became a semi-famous parkour artist, this was pretty much an ideal way to spend the morning -- making a new friend!show more
Yodassa received visit of Coffee, Breakfast, and Conversation from Albert
Feb 09, 2016
what a wonderful host! I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast and conversations with Albert - he's kind, intelligent, and a great cook - eggcellent omelet!... I feel so fortunate for the experience and highly recommended it. show more
Christina received unit of Custom Ritual Design from Albert
Feb 03, 2017
I am going to be moving a lot this season, and I requested some time with Albert to co-create a ritual to help me say goodbye/hello to all of my physi...cal spaces. We ended up diving deeper and creating a ritual "when you need to practice taking up space" — both physical and metaphysical. I found a lot of value, joy, and groundedness in spending this intentional time with Albert — who is thoughtful and thought-provoking, and fully present while he is with you.show more
Minna provided session of Private Sound Healing session for Albert
Dec 07, 2016
Albert is a great guy to work with!
Josh sold Fuzzy Funfetti Hat to Albert
Nov 01, 2016
Albert is a great guy! Some of the communication was a little slow, but I would be glad to do future deals with him.
Dan provided Help with Love letter delivery for Albert
Oct 10, 2016
I was happy to work with Albert on his love letter project and wish I could have done more for him. I wish him the best of luck, love, and life and ho...pe all his happy dreams come true!show more


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About Albert Kong

I'm an artist in Berkeley. I make live games, embodied experiences, performance that happens without a stage. Artists do lots of things, I guess. I care about communities and I like to produce beauty....show more

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