John Cunningham
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
coffee roaster, coffee enthusiast
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
How many years have you been in the industry?
About Me:
I am the Roast Master (not Master Roaster though) for Topeca Coffee, I've been roasting for a year, and was a barista before that. Coffee is life and espresso is my blood.
About My Company:
Topeca coffee is a (if not the only) seed to cup company, the plantation that we get our coffee from is located in El Salvador on the Santa Ana volcano, it has been in my bosses wife's family for about a hundred and fifty years. We roast the coffee here in Tulsa Oklahoma, and sell it to coffee shops and offices, we also have a cafe so quality can be assured and controlled from the seed to the edge of the cup.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
the coffee duh-hoy.

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mersk cargo shipping container

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 11:08am 0 Comments

Well we got our 38,000 lbs of green coffee today. The offload went pretty well, fortunatly lots of our baristas came over from the cafe to help. I'll post some pictures if anyone took any I think we got a couple.

Now begins the exciting and ardous task of sample roasting and cupping to figure out how we're going to roast the Santa ana blend. It's different this year since it's a fermented wash instead of semi washed aka pulp natural. Also we got some shg natural, which I'm excited… Continue

this site

Posted on March 23, 2009 at 6:15pm 1 Comment

I've become quite enamored with Batista exchange. All of my previous attempts at social networking via web sites have stagnated and died due to apathy. This site however continues to facinate me much as coffee continues to. I can honestly say that I've learned more about the nuance of pulling a shot of espresso than in years of trial and error. There is also the people. Here I'm likely to meet intellegent individuals of passionate reason guided interest rather than the common social networking… Continue

38,000 lbs!

Posted on March 21, 2009 at 6:40am 0 Comments

The next shipment of coffee is well on it's way, should arrive Wednesday. 38,000 lbs of el Salvador's finest. Man it's going to be a busy couple of weeks. The way good news is that our mill hired this guy jorge (hor-hey) who is the second higest ranked cupper in the world right now, and some of the lots on this next container are getting scores in the mid 90's! We'll also get some more naturals and some traditionaly washed coffees. All and all I'm pretty stoked.

Well wish us luck and… Continue

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At 5:10am on May 7, 2009, Brady said…
Hi Johnny. Forgot your last name, so took a little while to find you on here. Was great hanging out at ATL last month. Have a good weekend.
At 9:56pm on April 21, 2009, Wendy De Jong said…
It was great to see you John, thanks for all your work at the COTY lab! Hope to see you this summer!
At 2:15pm on March 22, 2009, Tara Bowen said…
of course we will hand-tamp!! :) can't wait...plans are going alright, i need to get my act together and visit a bank...oh, i just booked a flight to and hostel in rome, so before it all starts i'll get to taste some real italian espresso!! hooray! i'll keep you updated on the shop. have a good afternoon!

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