Archive for April, 2011

Coffee Kids

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 Read more

2011 USBC Houston: Day Two

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 Read more

SCAA’s Third Annual Symposium

The morning topics were about current and future climate change impact on coffee production.

2011 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence: Days 4 & 5

The final round of the 2011 Nicaragua COE offered some amazingly well balanced coffees with tart acidity and rich bodies.

Behind the scene at the USBC: Scorekeeping

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.

It IS Easy Being Green

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.