Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Podcast, Episode 4: Relationship Coffee

    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, Read more

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

3rd Annual SCAA Symposium: Day Two

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.

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.