If the 2015 SCAA Symposium had to be summarized in one word, I would summarize it with the word, “data.” We heard a lot of and a lot about data and the need for data derived decisions (alliteration win). I got the impression from presenters that we’ve been flying a little blind when it comes … More 17. Thoughts on Symposium 2015: Data Dangers
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?
There are several ideas that have stuck with me through the last couple years. One of them was presented to me by a dinosaur hand puppet with lipstick and a purple hat. I was watching an early 90’s training video on the water cycle and this dinosaur was explaining water in prehistoric times and said, … More 15. Thoughts on Symposium 2015: Coffee & Water (Part 1)
When your SWAG bag has a steam pitcher, there are at least six different coffee experiences setup, raw coffee cherries from California coffee growers, and 400 coffee professionals from all walks of life in one building—you know you’re in the right place. So far this morning, we’ve heard about creating value in the entire coffee … More 14. Symposium 2015 (So Far)