An interview with Kelly Stombaugh, artist and roaster, on how she transformed a Synesso MVP into the retro arcade machine of her childhood dreams.
Instagrammability is a characteristic that’s frequently talked about in our industry. But what does that term mean—and what’s the value of it?
Coffee shops hand out an estimated 250 billion paper cups every year, which go straight to landfills. Even the cups that say they’re recyclable on the packaging are misleading, because the infrastructure to recycle them is very expensive and doesn’t exist in many municipalities.
Scottish farmer Tam O’Braan, also known as the self-styled “Mr. Tea,” became a fixture of the global tea community in 2015 after he claimed to have won gold at the prestigious Salon de Thé awards for his Scotland-grown teas. A little (wee, if you will) problem: No one can seem to find any evidence that the awards ever existed.
Owner, Barista, Roaster, Green Buyer, & Renaissance Man for Rosalind Coffee
VP of Marketing for Bellwether
Specialty Coffee Producer and Exporter for Ricardo Zelaya Coffee
Roaster & Technician for Carolina Coffee
Quality Control for George Howell Coffee
Fresh Cup speaks with five movers-and-shakers who work throughout the coffee value chain.