Archive for April, 2011
As a board member for Coffee Kids I was asked to make a few remarks at their annual reception Friday night as part of the SCAA Conference. This is what I said: I am something of a history buff in general and after 13 years in the coffee industry I like to think I’m an [...]
Now that Day One is behind us and I’m prepared for another long day of score keeping for the 2011 USBC. Twenty more Barista’s will be competing to make it to the Semi-Finals on Saturday. I have to commend Marcus Boni and his team for setting the bar high this year in getting started and [...]
The morning topics were about current and future climate change impact on coffee production.
The final round of the 2011 Nicaragua COE offered some amazingly well balanced coffees with tart acidity and rich bodies.
Why would someone ever volunteer for such a job in the exciting world of barista competitions? Especially when fully aware that I will be spending most of my time entering over 9,000 scores into an excel spreadsheet. The simple answer is, I like scorekeeping.
As you may already know, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters was America’s first 100% green-powered coffee roaster. Our earth conscientiousness does not end there. We are proud to share with our consumers how important our planet is to us and that our actions prove our passion.
Many people throughout the specialty coffee industry will be heading to Houston, TX in the next few days to take part in the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Event. Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters will have several folks down at The Event participating in nearly every part of the show. Atlanta’s Community Outreach Coordinator, [...]
Round 1, sessions 4, 5 and 6 were filled with cocoa and vanilla aromas.
Today’s cupping was a real skill building exercise. Bob took four coffees from our inventory and roasted a dark and light version of each. We then had to identify which of the samples was dark roasted, which was light roasted and which was a 50/50 blend. The featured coffees for this exercise, which were also [...]
During round one, it was the judges job to narrow 60 coffees down to only the best offerings, which will be done in three sessions.