TRIP REPORT: EL SALVADOR – JAN 21-28, 2013 Some of my favorite coffees year after year come from the tiny, but very diverse country of El Salvador. The cup quality is outstanding from the farms we work with, but perhaps even more, the relationships we have built as a company over the years with them are perhaps… Continue Reading
This year we entered the Compak Golden Bean Roasters competition with a great line up of coffees. This event has been running successfully for nearly a decade in Australia and has been one of the key elements in the growth of the Australian coffee industry by way of rewarding the coffee roasters, the vital person in the chain for all coffee businesses. The Golden Bean North America competition seeks to find North America’s best coffee roasting companies with coffees being judged as Espresso, Milk, and Filter beverages with medals awarded in a number of categories.
We are proud to have walked away with four awards this year: 3 silver and 1 bronze. These were all roasted by our Head Coffee Roaster Mike Mazulo. Go Mike!
- Silver – Kenya Gachatha AA (category: single origin espresso)
- Silver – Kenya Gachatha AA (category: emersion filter, aka Espro Press)
- Silver – Southpaw Espresso (category: espresso)
- Bronze – Mexican Colima MWP (category: decaffeinated)
Big shout out to our friends at Klatch Coffee Inc. who claimed the title of Overall Champion! We can’t wait till next year to get the opportunity to do it again.
TRIP REPORT: EL SALVADOR – JAN 21-28, 2013 Some of my favorite coffees year after year come from the tiny, but very diverse country of El Salvador. The cup quality is outstanding from the farms we work with, but perhaps even more, the relationships we have built as a company over the years with them… Continue Reading
Well, the inaugural Flatlanders’ Barista Cup is in the books now and all of us are exhausted, but feeling pretty good! From what I saw, everyone had a great time, and learned a TON about espresso and some of our very close Direct Trade Farms. The presentations were awesome and far beyond what I think… Continue Reading
So there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the competition circuit this season regarding a newer grinder on the scene. The Anfim.Wanting to at least understand it better, if not use it ourselves, Jeff was nice enough to buy one for our team of baristi to experiment with and evaluate. Here’s what we’ve found… Continue Reading