The Coffee Trade

  1. Talking the roaster talk, walking the roaster walk - Justin Carabello, Carabello Coffee (

    Talking the roaster talk, walking the roaster walk - Justin Carabello, Carabello Coffee (

    Justin Carabello from Carabello Coffee in the Cincinnati area answered the call to talk about roasting, sending me a number of different shrub coffees roasted on his Primo 5K, including the Corazon Del Robot blend and a blend of his own using some shrub coffees which I was stoked to see.

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  2. Is Chicago

    Is Chicago

    Chicago has been a great coffee town for a good many years.

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  3. Talk to me about it, roasting: Wade Windsor - Lord Windsor Coffee Roasters

    Talk to me about it, roasting: Wade Windsor - Lord Windsor Coffee Roasters

    These are my cupping notes for the Guatemala Finca Cabrejo that Wade Windsor of Lord Windsor Coffee Roasters roasted and sent to me.

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  4. I like to talk about roasting - Michael Marinelli, Orazure Coffee Roasters

    I like to talk about roasting - Michael Marinelli, Orazure Coffee Roasters

    Michael Marinelli had posted some questions about nailing a profile down with the Kenya Gatomboya AB that we had up on shrub just a little bit ago.

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  5. I like to talk about roasting - Jessica Cole, Elysian Coffee

    I like to talk about roasting - Jessica Cole, Elysian Coffee

    When we started shrub one of our big ideas was that it wasn't just about getting these coffees out there but that we really wanted to have discussions about the coffees we put together with other passionate roasters.

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  6. Gettin' Together

    Gettin' Together

    Earlier this month here in Colorado, a number of different roasters, coffee shops, and coffee enthusiast got together at the Brew Market in Longmont.

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  7. The Narrows

    The Narrows

    Sweetness, body, and acidity are all greatly affected by decisions you make at certain times during the roast.

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  8. Symposium, Imposium, Opposium

    Symposium, Imposium, Opposium

    I have always had mixed feelings about the SCAA Symposium. And in my inimitable style, I have had them in absence of any actual experience: I never went to Symposium.

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  9. Burundi: Importing, Processing and Hats.

    Burundi: Importing, Processing and Hats.

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  10. Papua New Guinea: You Confound Me

    Papua New Guinea: You Confound Me

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  11. Attention All Coffee Buyers!

    Attention All Coffee Buyers!

    Remember, origin is a long way from home, and some may not believe you were actually there.

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  12. Videos: The Sumatran Coffee Trade

    Videos: The Sumatran Coffee Trade

    We finally had time to put together videos from Tom's recent trip to Sumatra.

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  13. September/October 2011: A Bump on the Butt of Specialty Coffee

    September/October 2011: A Bump on the Butt of Specialty Coffee

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  14. Funny or Not, Here I Come...

    Funny or Not, Here I Come...

    So I made a send-up coffee travel video that was supposed to parody the potential silliness of a coffee travel video, and the responses to it range a wide gamut.

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  15. May/June 2011: Farms as Brand Names

    May/June 2011: Farms as Brand Names

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  16. Theft: Side Effect of High Coffee Prices

    Theft: Side Effect of High Coffee Prices

    I had sent this tweet last night: "Stolen: Container of coffee. Where: Guatemala. Contents: Sweet Maria's and Stumptown coffees. Description: Big metal box. Call me if found."

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  17. Is It a Sell Out?

    Is It a Sell Out?

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  18. Coffee En Masse: Pictures of a Coffee Warehouse

    Coffee En Masse: Pictures of a Coffee Warehouse

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  19. Coffee Research – What is next?

    Coffee Research – What is next?

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  20. Feb 2011: More Coffee Market Craziness; Life without Centrals?

    Feb 2011: More Coffee Market Craziness; Life without Centrals?

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