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Batdorf & Bronson Podcast: Relationship Coffee Download: Batdorf and Bronson Podcast: Relationship Coffee (4.4 mb) Bob Benck, Batdorf & Bronson’s Green Coffee Buyer discusses the ways Relationship Coffee connects producers to consumers and consumers to coffee’s supply chain. Central America’s harvest is underway and Bob recently returned from Finca El Valle in Antigua, [...]
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 [...]
The second day started off with two years of research regarding the “thin months” in Nicaragua when 85% of coffee farmers experience difficulty putting food on the table.
The final round of the 2011 Nicaragua COE offered some amazingly well balanced coffees with tart acidity and rich bodies.
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.
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.
The goal of today’s cupping was for the jurors to re-familiarize themselves with the scoring sheets, the flow of the cupping sessions as well as an introduction to the coffees.
I will be representing Batdorf & Bronson at this year’s Nicaragua Cup of Excellence. This will be my second time participating as a juror for the COE. Being selected again and having the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua is quite an honor. Tasting the preeminent coffees this country has to offer is something I am [...]
An educational opportunity of a lifetime, I’ve been asked to tag along on a trip to Costa Rica! Bob, our green coffee buyer, visits every year and a couple of folks from Batdorf get to join him. This time it’s me…