Hello coffee people!
After a long spell working on the Project Which Shall Not be Named, I'm back to the old blog. Thanks for sticking around!
I'm in Marin County, California, this week, teaching a roasting and cupping course. So because I'll be talking lots of theory this week with my students, I think I'll drop a little theory here on the blog. The class is through Boot Coffee. Willem Boot himself is on his way to Honduras and then Ethiopia, as a part of the Ethiopia Cupping Caravan project I'm also working on. So in the meantime I'm here in California teaching this course.
It's a ton of fun. I have 7 students here, learning how to cup and how to really roast with knowledge. Here in the lab (a converted garage) there are four roasting machines, an espresso machine, grinders, and more coffee making devices than you can shake a stick at. We have green coffee from every corner of the globe, even more roasted coffee, cups, spoons, videos, pictures, maps, one dog, and a cat. Just to give you an idea of what's here, here's one of the sample roasting machines we're using:
Hope you all have been well. Sorry for the absence, but once again, as always, I'm back! Happy coffee to y'all.