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What is your position in the coffee industry?
coffee grower, industry professional
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
atlanta ga and dominican repubilc
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?
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
africa - ethopia, rwanda, uganda, burundi
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I started with Counter Culture Coffee in Oct. 2008 as the Atlanta Sales Rep. They rock!

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A coffee supply chain battly cry: Coffee as a Baton

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 5:35am 0 Comments

The article Edwin Martinez wrote about Baristas visiting coffee farms inspired a new analogy for describing the coffee supply chain: coffee as a baton in a

race. The farmer does the very best he can to produce coffee that is

good enough to pay its own bills, and hands the coffee via exporters

then importers to the roaster. The roaster does the very best he can…


Seed Prep Theory

Posted on December 12, 2009 at 7:53am 1 Comment

So it has been quite a while since I've posted here. My receives most of my blogging attention. I think this is new idea might actually hold some weight. Live links and pictures can be found on my blog listed above.

On my last trip to the farm I spent a lot of time watching coffee dry. When I had full-time employment obligations in the US I was not able to spend as much time as I… Continue

coffee is a virtue, not a vice

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 7:54pm 1 Comment

coffee is a virtue, not a vice

holding the line

Posted on August 22, 2008 at 3:05pm 1 Comment

i´m currently in the dominican repubilc for the coffee harvest. i knew i might arrive earlier than the ripe coffee, so it is a good thing i have other things to do.

coffee tends to produce a lot one year and a little the next. this is a big year. antonio, claire and i picked all the ripe cherries. it only took an few hours becasue there were only few and all of them had ´la broca´or bean borer. we boiled the cherries for a couple minutes (to kill the la broca) and then depulped them.… Continue

Home-trip/San Fransico to Seattle coffee tour

Posted on June 11, 2008 at 7:00pm 4 Comments

I have pictures and the same story on my blog at Young Tree Coffee

Last week, my closest friend from childhood, Max, and I took a trip up the West coast from San Fransisco to Seattle. I was born and raised in Northern California, Weaverville, to be precise. I hadn't been back to my 'home-town' in 18 years, so we called the road trip a home-trip. It was amazing!

We followed a break in the clouds all the way up the… Continue

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At 5:28am on February 18, 2010, Phil Proteau said…
Hey man,
I hope things are alright for you. I had some of your La Paz, it had great graham cracker-like sweetness, very impressed. It was way better that Daryn's living room crop.
At 7:47am on January 9, 2009, Zechariah White said…
Thanks for the add, Byron.
At 11:16pm on December 28, 2008, elvin said…
Byron... how's it going? what have you been up to?

At 12:33pm on December 13, 2008, Zechariah White said…
Byron, I was just reading through some of my old discussions when I saw you had responded to one about visiting farms and had extended an invitation to your farm in DR. While it's probably too late for this year, I was hoping that I might take a flight to visit in the not so distant future.
At 6:54am on June 12, 2008, Tony Riffel said…
Byron, thanks for the kind words. Good to see you the other day. We need to cup some coffees soon!
At 8:27pm on June 4, 2008, teresa pilarz said…
hola byron, como tu 'ta? your background is fascinating. i would love to check in on your blog and see where you end up specializing. where are you in dr? i've studied/worked/traveled thru dr several times, mostly in santiago; it's a place very close to my heart. cuidate muchacho...
At 8:04pm on May 21, 2008, Danielle Glasky said…
oh man I'll be in San Fran in just a couple of weeks. Home town love. Enjoy it and bring some west coast fresh air home with you.
At 4:36pm on May 21, 2008, Danielle Glasky said…
yes! !! Let's chat. Also, found out that my ex joined the peace corps and is working on a coffee farm in panama?!?! much to talk about. Maybe sometime next week in the afternoon?
At 2:39pm on May 21, 2008, byron said…
i'm well brother. quite busy with everything between DG and Young Tree Coffee. i will be traveling for the next couple week or so. i will have time on the road to chat, AND i might pass through OLY. peace.
At 8:46am on May 21, 2008, Oliver said…
Byron how are you? Give me a call soon.

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