Why I want to be mentor in this category: Coffee is as sophisticated and intriguing as wine but not a lot of people now how to pair coffee with a food menu.
What inspires me in this category: Coffee is my passion, and designing special an unique blends for chefs is my second passion
Experience: Roaster and Q grader of Specialty Organic Coffee.
Biggest Lesson Learned: Coffee Growers don't want a hand out they want a fair price for the hard work they do.
Books, classes, teachers that have helped me: SCAA, Cuppers Manual, The Italian Espresso Bar, From ground to cup. And many many more.
Education, Awards, Pro Experience: I am one of 86 Q Graders in the USA, a Star Cupper for the Specialty Coffee Association, and Master Craft Roaster for BIQA Coffee Roasters.
As a consumer you are limited about what you can do about Oil, but there is a lot that you can do as a consumer of coffee, Coffee is the second most powerfull traded comodety in the world first is Oil.