John Cunningham's Blog – March 2009 Archive (3)

mersk cargo shipping container

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

Added by John Cunningham on March 30, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

this site

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

Added by John Cunningham on March 23, 2009 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

38,000 lbs!

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

Added by John Cunningham on March 21, 2009 at 6:40am — No Comments

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