Editorial Advisory Board

Coffee Rust: From Myth to Reality

February 10, 2013

Level: Originally published, October 8, 2012 By Gabriela Cordon “Coffee growers reiterated they face the most severe rust outbreak in recent years”, El Mundo Digital, El Salvador. According to Freddy Wellman, a plant pathologist whose major work was on coffee diseases, the Coffea Arabica is subject to more than 40 diseases due to different factors. […]

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Manual Brewing — The Basics

September 16, 2012

Level: Jason Dominy of Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters (and member of the Coffee Universe Editorial Advisory Board) gives us a primer in Manual Brewing. First off, manual brewing (or, hand brewing), refers to brewing coffee without an automatic device. Aside from the boiling of water, it’s all done by hand — manually. Manual brewing has […]

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Roasters Unite!

September 10, 2012

   Thoughts on the annual Roasters Guild Retreat by Mark Inman On August 16th, over 200 people descended on Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington to take part in the 12th annual Roasters Guild Retreat.  Over the three-day event, members participated in numerous seminars and hands-on skill building workshops while working with a team to see […]

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Joshua Boyt

August 4, 2012

  Joshua Boyt of Victrola Coffee. The specialty coffee industry has been captivating Joshua since 2001. Growing up in a small town at the base of Mt. Rainier in Washington state he had very little opportunity to travel and see the world. Coffee has been the magic carpet ride that has not only helped him get […]

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Mike Thelin

August 4, 2012

  Mike Thelin is principal of Bolted Services, which provides business development and marketing for culinary events. Mike produces high-profile food events like New York’s Eater Awards and large food festivals, plus programs for Whole Foods Market, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and more.  Along with partner Carrie Welch, Thelin teamed with Travel Oregon […]

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David Roche

August 4, 2012

  David M. Roche is Technical and Operations Director of Coffee Quality Institute (CQI). David holds a MS Horticulture (Viticulture) from UC Davos. and a BS Horticulture from California Polytechnic Univ. David is currently the technical and Operations Director for CQI. Starting in September 2012, he will be the CQI Executive Director. He was Vice President […]

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Bruce Mullins

August 4, 2012

Bruce Mullins is Vice President of Coffee Culture for Coffee Bean International. Bruce has been passionate about specialty coffee since the late 70’s, after graduating from college and landing a prestigious warehouse job unloading sacks of green coffee from trucks. In 1982, Bruce joined Coffee Bean International, Inc. (CBI) of Portland, Oregon – one of […]

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Mark Inman

August 4, 2012

  Mark Inman is Senior Coffee Trader, for Volcafe Specialty Coffees. Mark entered the coffee industry in 1998 based on a passion for remarkable coffee and the belief that business can be environmentally and socially progressive while remaining profitable. For over twenty years, Mark has been a leading voice in the specialty coffee industry for […]

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Keith Hayward

August 4, 2012

  Keith Hayward is Executive Vice President of Dillanos Coffee Roasters. Having lived in specialty coffee industry for 15 years at Dillanos Coffee Roasters has provided a deep base of education, consulting related experience and a passion for coffee.  Working in a variety of roles through sales, consumer marketing, barista training, brand development, design, education […]

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David Griswold

August 4, 2012

  David Griswold, President and Founder, Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers. David’s coffee career began in 1989, when he was helping organic coffee cooperatives in Mexico find new markets for their coffee. There, David saw the enormity of the challenges farmers faced. Not only did coffee producers need access to markets that would pay them a […]

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