Coffee Producers Invade Portland!

How lucky am I? I just spent the whole day tagging along with 11 awesome coffee producers from Costa Rica, Colombia, Kenya, and El Salvador visiting Portland cafes, thanks to an invitation from my pals at Stumptown Coffee. These producers are here in Portland today and tonight for Stumptown’s Producers … Read more →

LTC '09 Final Days

I apologize for the lateness of this post. Let’s Talk Coffee 2009 actually wrapped up on Sunday after attendees were offered an opportunity to visit the coffee farm Selva Negra where earlier the teams of baristas had participated in the Seed to Cup Challenge. Unfortunately, I was not able to … Read more →

LTC ’09 Final Days

I apologize for the lateness of this post. Let’s Talk Coffee 2009 actually wrapped up on Sunday after attendees were offered an opportunity to visit the coffee farm Selva Negra where earlier the teams of baristas had participated in the Seed to Cup Challenge. Unfortunately, I was not able to … Read more →

Good morning, Grand Rapids, Michigan!

If you’re in the Grand Rapids area today or tomorrow, head over to MadCap Coffee for the super slamming barista gathering going on! Trevor from MadCap wrote to tell me about all the awesome people they have lined up for the weekend, including Edwin Martinez of Finca Vista Hermosa, Scott … Read more →

LTC '09 Day 1

The second day of Let’s Talk Coffee 2009 is just under way. (Or officially the first day, yesterday’s activities which included a long session on storytelling and seven stations of barista training were optional.) Attendees just watched a welcome video and introduction from David Griswold, president and founder of Sustainable … Read more →

LTC ’09 Day 1

The second day of Let’s Talk Coffee 2009 is just under way. (Or officially the first day, yesterday’s activities which included a long session on storytelling and seven stations of barista training were optional.) Attendees just watched a welcome video and introduction from David Griswold, president and founder of Sustainable … Read more →

Coffee Fest Seattle: Done and done!

What a weekend in Seattle, Washington, for the 2009 Coffee Fest! The weather was almost too beautiful: us exhibitors wondered if potential attendees would be lured to the lovely outdoors in and around Seattle, rather than the windowless trade show floor. But I guess the array of awesome products on … Read more →

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