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What is your position in the coffee industry?
industry professional
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Burlington, VT USA
How many years have you been in the industry?
Pulled my first shot of espresso in 1991, roasted my first batch of coffee in 1995
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Anywhere I can find great food, creative libations and fantastic elixers, ......and most importantly great tasting coffee!!!
About Me:
I love coffee.
About My Company:
Coffee Analysts is an independant, SCAA certified, scientific testing laboratory that specializes in

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Coffee Quality Testing - IFT.org

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 5:50am 0 Comments

In its January Volume, the Institute of Food Technologist featured an in-depth article titled Coffee Quality Testing. After explaining the coffee basics, the author relies on the expertise of Starbucks and Coffee Analysts to explain how and why coffee is tested.



Trends in Coffee: Quality is Back in Fashion

Posted on April 1, 2008 at 5:09am 3 Comments

Hello - please see the link to an article that I wrote for the Michigan Restaurant Association for thier magazine MICHIGAN RESTAURATEUR:

Trends in Coffee: Quality is Back in Fashion

The article is in the April issue. I welcome your comments and feedback.

Coffee Pirates!

Posted on March 10, 2008 at 10:39am 0 Comments

Yo ho! Avast ye Baristas. We be mercenaries for coffee quality. Our quest: study our map and seek out the best coffees, prepare creative concoctions, and present our elixirs and libations with personality and flair! Savvy?

Coffee Pirates be on a recruitment quest to find more Pirates to join our crew....

We seek to break with tradition

We want to be our own coffee specialists

We question the status quo

We want to promote and celebrate quality

We desire… Continue

Coffee & Cigars @ SCAA

Posted on March 7, 2008 at 9:34am 12 Comments

Is Minneapolis a cigar friendly town? Is anyone up for a gathering of coffee and cigar folks? We can call it the puff and slurp social! Looking for a location - please let us know of a suitable location.

The Coffee & Cigars Group

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At 3:59pm on December 14, 2015, Stella said…

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At 11:18am on January 27, 2009, Paul said…
Next time you're in Utah stop by Logan. I would love for you to taste some Caffe IBIS coffee. I
At 10:01pm on January 7, 2009, Rich Abker said…
Nice profile page Spencer. I like your photo gallery. Keep up the good work.
Where are you located in Jersey?
At 3:25pm on June 1, 2008, scott conary said…
Awesome reply! Of course part of being the small guy is that I am the marketing guy too, and have proven to be woefully inept at it!
Carrboro Coffee Company is the wholesale roastery....pass the word and I will get back to work!
At 6:48pm on May 28, 2008, scott conary said…
Spencer! I am hurt you didn't mention me in that list of roasters for Celtic cup....Oh the pains of being the small guy .....
At 5:51pm on March 30, 2008, Steve Kessler said…
Any word on the puff and slurp social yet?
At 11:14am on March 10, 2008, Aaron Meza said…

Unfortunately, Minnesota now has a state-wide ban on smoking in indoor areas of the public. There are a few bars with outdoor seating that are cigar friendly, but that is about it.
At 9:54am on March 10, 2008, Dave Haddock said…
Hey Man, thanks for the invite!
At 7:00pm on February 27, 2008, David Murray said…
Yo Spencer-I just got signed up here. I'll see you at SCAA. we'll be at NCA as well- are you going to be there?

Dave Murray
At 10:49am on February 19, 2008, Tera Schmeling said…
Hey what's up Spencer? How in the heck are you???

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