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Best of the SCAA Show Floor, part 3

By Jeremy Martin Sunday afternoon on the showroom floor: the crowds have thinned out, the excitable buzz of show goers has significantly dulled, and admittedly the luster of what was once brand new and curious has dimmed a bit following three days of convention center wanderings. The attention of those … Read more →

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Sarah Dooley, Erin Meister, Trevor Corlett, and Joe Marrocco Speak on Creating Careers in Coffee at SCAA

By Jeremy Martin Having attended several lectures and panel discussions at this year’s event and other coffee industry showcases, I’ve found the method for putting on a talk quickly becomes apparent. Sure some speakers ad-lib more than others, and some encourage audience participation, but for the most part the audience … Read more →

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The Hottest Products at the SCAA, Part 1

By Jeremy Martin The exhibition hall at the 2014 SCAA event opened Friday morning and greeted attendees with the usual dose of innovative machinery, gimmicky product pitches, corporate jargon, and caffeinated hyper awareness—which is to say an overwhelming amount. In some regards, the show floor is more of a popularity … Read more →

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Welcome to the 2014 SCAA!

By Jeremy Martin With the 2014 SCAA Event just hours from officially kicking off, it might be nice to take a few minutes to consider why we are all here. Everyone one of us, in some way or another makes our living from coffee. Some people you’ll meet this weekend … Read more →

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Ben Helfen’s Legacy: ATL TNT Turns 6!

Even though it might seem to some younger baristas that Thursday Night Throwdowns have been around forever, they’re relatively young. In fact, they only began six years ago! It was Ben Helfen and M’lissa Muckerman who started the Thursday Night Throwdown concept at Octane Coffee, where they both worked at … Read more →

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