The Process of Processing: A Primer on Coffee Processing 

 “What kind of detergent do they use in the fully washed process?” This was one of responses from some of my favorite—and snarky—baristas when we were discussing washed coffee. Obviously, they were kidding, but if you’ve never spent time at a coffee mill, which the majority of us coffee drinkers haven’t, then the world of … More The Process of Processing: A Primer on Coffee Processing 

21. Calculating Water Benefits On Coffee Farms

Below is a post recently posted on the CRS Coffeelands Blog that I authored to describe the new watershed management tool they have been working to build. Knowledge-based Coffee Watershed Management We know a lot about sustainable agricultural practices, and the specialty coffee industry has been a pioneer in incentivizing farmers to adapt good practices. … More 21. Calculating Water Benefits On Coffee Farms

20. Starting Fresh

It’s been awhile. Too long. Over a year. A lot has happened. I’ve finished my masters on coffee wastewater and environmental engineering. We started and finished a coffee roasting company. And Allison and I moved to Houston, Texas where I started working for Geosyntec Consultants. I wasn’t sure if I was going to come back … More 20. Starting Fresh

16. The Oncoming Flood of Specialty Coffee: What Does It Mean For Cincinnati?

SCAA Market analysis people are awesome and they make awesome infographics—I’m a sucker for infographics. Above is data presented at the 2015 SCAA Symposium. Now, I realize we’re not all data nerds who love our percentages and bar graphs, but take heart! The infographic is incredibly encouraging for all of us involved in Cincinnati coffee, … More 16. The Oncoming Flood of Specialty Coffee: What Does It Mean For Cincinnati?