Notes: Tasting and Barista Competitions

June 18, 2014

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I’m not a huge fan of the lack of practicality¬†found in the current iteration of the barista competition format. Nor do I particularly care for the way that information about a particular coffee — be it origin, roast level, or tasting notes — is conveyed on a bag of that coffee. Both of these current […]

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‘Ohana

May 7, 2014

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It’s difficult enough to convey all of the sights and sounds of the week I spent in Seattle. Trying to capture fully the smells, tastes, and emotions? Impossible! If there’s one thing that sticks out, though, it’s the fact that some of the most important interactions I participated in transcended coffee. The Industry is wonderful […]

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Winning

April 22, 2014

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Believe me when I say that no matter what happens this week, I’m absolutely thrilled to be sitting by myself in SeaTac, Apple devices plugged into the loosest electrical outlet known to the Continental United States, and typing this out on about four hours of very broken sleep. I flew in an hour or so […]

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Two Reasons

April 7, 2014

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Folks like myself, we get into this industry for two reasons: coffee and people. Some of us fall in love with the complexity and challenge coffee presents, chemically and socially, while others realize what a far-reaching and approachable product coffee can be. In either case, the reasons most of us stick around for longer than […]

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Professional Perspective

April 1, 2014

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I’ll say it: I miss home. Right now, as I write, I have Ho’okena playing through my ear buds. Over the past several days, I’ve thought about the places, the people, the sights and smells of home more than I usually do. Once, in my early twenties, the thought of being gone for so long […]

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The Wall, Remembered

December 13, 2013

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This has nothing to do with coffee. Written nearly six years ago on the 15th of January, 2008, it reflects back on a time at home that’s long, long gone… yet still very much remembered: Several years ago, on a cloudy, long-sleeve t-shirt sort of afternoon, I was sitting on the wall at Kewalo’s. For […]

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Belated Blacksmith Blurb

August 7, 2013

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Dear World, Please pretend this entry was posted on the Sixteenth of January. If you do, I’ll feel far less guilty for neglecting my duties as Webmasterpersonhuman. Thank you. By the way, I’m in Houston, Texas now, which, according to at least one anecdotally asinine female, is the Capital of Earth. I work at a […]

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