scaa show ’08 (sigh)

Tom, Josh and Derek are back from the SCAA show. This whole “cupper vs. barista” thing was really on everyone’s minds. Also, our Rwanda roast did quite well in the Roaster’s Choice competition despite some very, very beautiful coffees we were up against. We were just hoping to make the top 10! Oddly, I had misread it as “Taster’s Choice competition”, and was at Costco looking for 30 Lbs of Taster’s Choice to enter … which wouldn’t have done quite as well as the Rwanda.

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3 Responses to “scaa show ’08 (sigh)”


  1. 1 Vicki

    What made you decide to go with the Rwanda for the competition? It was interesting to note that you were one of three folks in the top 10 that chose beans from there. Also interesting that in the top 10, only two were from So/Central America.

  2. 2 Thompson

    Thompson wrote:

    What made you decide to go with the Rwanda for the competition? It was interesting to note that you were one of three folks in the top 10 that chose beans from there. Also interesting that in the top 10, only two were from So/Central America.

    i am not so surprised. right now is a tough time to source the kind of coffees that get noticed in a competition: kenyas, yirgacheffe, gesha … acidic and aromatic. rwandas come in before kenyas. i also considered our brazils, and the nicaragua java cultivar from limoncillo farm.

  3. 3 coffeedelight

    I voted for you because I thought it was one of the best balanced profile with enhanced flavors I have ever had. The first place coffee, yirgacheffe, did have some unique elements but would you really drink that all day long? I think you guys did a superb job roasting the Rwanda, impressive…

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