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

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?

15. Thoughts on Symposium 2015: Coffee & Water (Part 1)

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)