I'm a roaster for Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company in St. Louis. We love you Intelli, Stumptown, Counter Culture, PT's, Etc,... etc.... This industry is not about competing in the cutthroat sense of the word. It's about leadership. We are all trying to be great. We are all striving for excellence. We are all hoping to share a great cup of coffee with the world, and hopefully each other. I have never felt negativity from a specialty roaster. This is why we have things like Barista Exchange and the Guilds. We work together and help each other succeed. We have barista jams and coffeereview.com. We have the USBC and roast exchanges. We work with each other to build capitol for importing really special coffees. I know I'm cheesy as hell, but we are like a big extended family. We see each other a couple times a year, have some coffee, some beer, exchange ideas, and leave happy. No war. No spite. Just coffee love.