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
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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.
What did you miss at this year’s global gathering of coffee professionals? Find out in Fresh Cup’s recap of the Specialty Coffee Expo, held April 11–14 in Boston, Massachusetts.
How cafe owners can design in-store signage that tells the right story to customers.
After a year of traveling around the world, tasting thousands of coffees, and setting multiple auction records, the Cup of Excellence program culminated in an intimate showcase cupping of all the program’s top-graded coffees from each competing country.