Archive for September, 2011

A Visit with Swiss Water

Join us on October 16th for an informative session on demystifying decaffeinated coffee. This public cupping session will be led by Mike Strumpf and Jinnie Cho visiting us from Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company in Burnaby, British Columbia.  What is caffeine? What is the history of decaf? What are some common myths about decaf? What is Read more

Chef Demo at the Peachtree Farmers Market

Today, I had the opportunity to be this week’s Chef Demo at the very popular Peachtree Rd. Farmers Market. At first, it was incredibly intimidated, I mean, looking at the calendar, I’m slotted between two of my favorite chefs, and two of Atlanta’s best chefs, Chef Kevin Gillespie from Woodfire Grill, and Chef Steven Satterfield Read more

Podcast, Episode 1: Retailer Tips

Download: Batdorf and Bronson Podcast: Retailer Tips (5.4 mb)  Our innagural podcast features Chris Reimertz, Batdorf & Bronson’s Regional Retail Operations Manager. We discuss tools, tips, and resources that enable retailers to: Operate more efficiently Accurately project margins for every menu item Develop loss leaders and high-margin items Manage waste to improve the bottom line

For The Love of Coffee and The Western Canadian Barista Championship

During the last weekend of August I was in Victoria, BC to attend For The Love of Coffee and to judge the Western Canadian Barista Championship and the Canadian Pairs Barista Competition. The events were organized and hosted by The Canadian Coffee Collective with Reg Barber’s assistance. It was great to experience the awesome things that are happening with Canada’s coffee culture Read more