Monthly Archives: September 2010

Tracy Allen Slated to Speak at the Middle East Coffee & Tea Convention in Dubai.

Tracy Allen Slated to Speak at the Middle East Coffee & Tea Convention in Dubai.

Allen to return for a second year to join a renowned panel of industry experts who will present at the annual convention. Continue reading

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Espresso Trend

When surveyed US consumers over 18 replied;

25% drank espresso based beverages on a past week basis week while only 7% on a past day basis.

-NCA 2010 Continue reading

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"Seasoning" a new roaster.

Seasoning a new roaster to decrease effects of inconsistencies in the steel drum.

Also known as “patina”.

This method (though controversial) is proven to produce a move even roast. Continue reading

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Brewed Behavior to Offer Q-Grader Certification and SCAA Cupping Judge Course in Los Angeles Area.

At the backbone of the Q Grading System are Licensed Q Graders, professional cuppers accredited by the Coffee Quality Institute. These Q Graders must pass a rigorous three-day exam to earn their certification, comprising of 22 sections on coffee related subjects, such as green grading, roast identification, coffee cupping, sensory skills and sensory triangulation. There are currently over 800 Licensed Q Graders worldwide. Continue reading

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