Monthly Archives: November 2009

Tell Them How You Feel.

Milwaukee, WI November 30, 2009 Over the past few days the Thanksgiving holiday has given me time to wind down and ponder the macro. Roasters usually contact Brewed Behavior for a few basic reasons; Start up, Fix up or Shut … Continue reading

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Q

November, 16 2009 Little Rock, AR After 4 or 5 prior classes it seems to be catching on, this month’s class is at capacity from as far away as Canada and Australia. They come with hopes to be challenged, and … Continue reading

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UAE Specialty Coffee and Tea Show, Dubai

November 7, 2009 Dubai Arriving in Dubai after a 15 hour direct flight you might think that I would be wiped out. However, thanks to my friend and fitness guru Clay Enos, I fasted and while uncomfortable from the seat time, … Continue reading

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Midwest Regional Barista Competition

October 29-31, 2009 Saint Louis, MO Once again the wonderful people at Kaldi’s Coffee hosted the MWRBC. What a class operation on every detail, and of course Midwest hospitality. After taking a year off from judging in order to concentrate … Continue reading

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Coffeefest Seattle

September 26th, 2009 From Ecuador to Seattle for Coffeefest, long flight but worth it to see Seattle again. The Fall Coffeefest is always a wonderful gathering of the fraternal machine of specialty coffee. I was there to speak on “Unique … Continue reading

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Ecuador

September 26, 2009 For the past two weeks I have been a guest of ACDI/VOCA analyzing the potential for Ecuador coffee production. As you may know, each client we work with we sign an NDA thus never post a reference … Continue reading

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Cupper Training in Rwanda

August 17th, it was back in the air after a nice “summer” break at home while waiting on a new passport. I flew KC to Detroit, (2 hours) then Detroit to Amsterdam (8 hours), Amsterdam to Nairobi (8 hours) and … Continue reading

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