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Scott offers approachable advice with systematic techniques for better, more consistent coffee and reliable results every time.


 
 
 
 
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MAP IT FORWARD

BEGINNER'S ROASTING WORKSHOP -  JAN. 7

My friend Lee Safar has spent the past year developing “Map It Forward,” a workshop to help coffee professionals plan their coffee careers... 

THE 2:1 RATIO

If third wavers are good at anything, it’s following trends and adopting new dogmas. If I didn’t know any better, I would say that most young baristas are glued to Instagram all day, just waiting to see what trend they should unquestioningly follow next. Call me crazy...

LA ROASTING COLLECTIVE

I know it's not a novel concept these days, but I'm opening a co-op roastery in Los Angeles.  I had first attempted to partner with a friend to open a cooperative roastery in LA about six years ago, and that fell through...