Want to be a Roaster (for a day)?

Happy Cup, a new roastery here in Portland, is running a contest this month for those who are interested in learning what it takes to be a roaster.

First you should know that Happy Cup is a different kind of coffee roastery. It employs individuals with disabilities to assit in the roasting, packaging and distribution of their coffees, and it donates 100% of after-tax profits to programs that help people with disabilities. That’s pretty awesome!

Here’s the deal with the contest: One lucky winner (and three of their friends) will get a hands-on coffee roasting lesson from Happy Cup’s Master Roaster, Trevin Miller. They’ll also create their own signature blend and have a year’s worth of coffee at their disposal for their personal consumption. This is a contest for anyone who digs coffee, so let your customers know too! (Oh, but I’m supposed to point out that travel to and accommodation in Portland are not included.)

Interested? You can enter by liking Happy Cup on Facebook or sign up at Happycup.com. The contest is open until March 27. Good luck!

About the Author

Ken

Kenneth R. Olson is co-founder and publisher of Barista Magazine the worldwide trade magazine for the professional coffee community. He has written extensively about specialty coffee, traveled near and far for stories, activities, and fun, and been invited to present on topics important to coffee culture. He is also an avid fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Washington Huskies. Go Blazers! Go Dawgs!