Shawn Steiman
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  • Honolulu, HI
  • United States
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What is your position in the coffee industry?
coffee enthusiast, consultant
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Honolulu, HI
How many years have you been in the industry?
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
Tell us more about your coffee shop or barista skills.
I am a fully trained barista, though I have no skill in latte art. My main training is as a coffee scientist. I know about every aspect of coffee from growing to cupping. I've trained cuppers before and am proficient in cupping as well.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
All countries
About Me:
I'm a coffee scientist and consultant. I am devoted to coffee coffee quality and pursue it relentlessly. My (coffee) hobby is my profession.

My regular hobbies are bridge, salsa dancing, reading, juggling and cooking.
About My Company:
Coffea Consulting is a company interested in promoting quality, sustainable production and education. The company has a commitment to scientific decision-making to assist in these areas internationally.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
The coffee!

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At 9:24am on October 5, 2011, Deanna Kennedy said…

Hey Shawn! It was great happenstance to run into you for a brief moment in my travels. Its a small coffee world! I picked up your book from Dennis and now that I am back home, I hope to start it soon. I know where to get  a hold of you if I happen to have any questions :)


Aloha from Peoria, IL!

At 7:00am on October 10, 2010, angela said…
My name is miss angela desmond i saw your profile today and became interested in
you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my
email address so i can give you my picture, for you to know whom i am.
Here is my email address(
I believe we can move from here!
I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
At 3:46pm on July 1, 2009, shane said…
Hi Shawn, my name is Shane Devereaux. I was given your name by Colin Newell. I have a coffee shop in Victoria called Habit. Anyways I'm going to be in Honolulu and the North Shore as of Friday. Colin said you might be able to let me know where to get a good cup. We're in Honolulu Friday night and then off to Turtle Bay. If you have some time to let me in on the goods, that would be great. cheers mate
At 12:25pm on January 16, 2009, Joachim Oster said…
Was fun to meet Colin and experience his enthusiasm for all things regarding coffee. Pretty sure you gave him a thorough tour of the respective Oahu locations as well. Very nice folks indeed. Funny, polite and so interested in everything. Hey, looking forward to your paper!
At 2:58pm on January 15, 2009, Joachim Oster said…
Aloha Shawn,
Care to befriend me on the baristaxchange site as well? Hope all is well. We had a record harvest on our Kona farm, btw. Yippeekayeee!
At 5:14am on October 28, 2008, Paul Elmar Germscheid said…
Hi Shawn, nice to find you here. Best regards from Sao Paulo.

At 4:56am on July 17, 2008, Ed Ishida said…
By the way, in September they will be finishing their harvest..
At 4:53am on July 17, 2008, Ed Ishida said…
Hi Shawn, I don't know if I can go with you visiting the farms, but sure I can help you choose and get in touch with those guys..

Just let me know if you need any help...
At 5:12am on June 18, 2008, Brendon Parsons said…
Hey Shawn, I'm also on the coffee researchers' group. I am a chemistry undergrad at the Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter, FL. To graduate honors, I have to do research and write a thesis for my senior year. I hope to write mine on coffee, but am currently looking at what questions I need ask, and what I could contribute to the quality coffee cause.

Currently, I am interning at an environmental chemistry laboratory, where I perform soil and water extractions to test for contamination (BTEX, MTBE, pesticides, etc.). With a little luck, I'll be able to move up into an analyst postition to work with the GC-MS set-ups. So I figure GC-MS analysis of coffee might be a possibility, maybe optimizing extraction of desirable flavors, or increasing yields of antioxidants (chlorogenic acids, anyone?).

For my birthday, I am receiving a copy of Andrea Illy's book on espresso, and possibly the Probat book on roasting. Do you have any other recommendations for scientific literature on coffee? Also, I'd love to learn more about what you do; maybe I really can make this passion into a career.

At 5:43pm on June 17, 2008, Kona Earth said…
Hey Shawn. I ran across your profile here and figured maybe I should have one too. I know that doesn't make me as cool as you but I gotta try.

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