Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Book is Coming... Coffee Story: Ethiopia

Okay so it’s a little late, but aren’t they always. Now slated to be released early July. Honored to contribute to this collaboration of life lessons learned in Ethiopia. Continue reading

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World Barista Competition 2011 Bogota: Live Feed

Watch as the best Baristas from around the world compete for the World Barista Champion title. Continue reading

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Video: Health Benefits of Coffee

A quick watch video via The Discovery Channel regarding coffee and health benefits Continue reading

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Sample Coffee Roaster in Australia

Ran across an interesting sample roaster (500g & 1 kilo) with variable speed drum last year in Australia. Solid or perforated drum. Perhaps the biggest challenge maybe the quality of the fans. Pricing seems inline all things considered. After spending a … Continue reading

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Video: Skimming Coffee

Sounds simple right? We thought perhaps a visual might help. When cupping coffee after the breaking of the crust or “the break” students skim solids off the top. The biggest mistake cuppers make is going too deep. Skim…. Continue reading

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New FDA Powers Impact Coffee

The coffee industry should focus on the short-term: devising food safety plans, establishing supply chain management controls, both foreign and domestic, and developing records maintenance and access policies. — National Coffee Association See what this means to you: Read the full … Continue reading

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Science of Roast vs. Flavor Wheel

Some clarity of roast science and how it is most commonly associated with the flavor wheel. Continue reading

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Video: Q Grader Training in Melbourne, Australia

Students begin to gain practical experience using the SCAA cupping form and cupping protocols. Continue reading

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