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In Milwaukee with Patty. Ready to represent the Sota and Kopplin's here as the only out of region competitor. Will post blogs as the event proceeds. For now it's time for me to prepare. Patty and I are going to rock out the "4th Machine" here in the next little bit. Fair thee well.

Added by Andrew Milstead on March 14, 2008 at 7:57am — 2 Comments

Coffee Fest DC 08

Just came back from one hell of a road trip. Andrew (Kopplin) and I drove to DC and back this weekend for Coffee Fest DC 08. That's the area that I grew up and most of my family is still there so the trip it self was nothing new. We left Thursday after we opened and drove the 17 hours thru the night. Arrived Friday afternoon ate, napped, and dropped Kopplin off with a friend so I could hang with my family and some friends. Saturday we went down to Coffee Fest early because I was entered in the… Continue

Added by Andrew Milstead on February 19, 2008 at 12:07pm — 3 Comments


I spent this morning pulling $30.00 shots. Thats right. $30.00. If you havn't heard, Miguel Meza (of Paradise Roasters) had started this incredibly interesting side company called R. Miguel. This morning we debued the first R. Miguel coffee the Nectar 2007, a Panama Gesha varietal. Roughly $300.00 a pound. I pulled roughly 20 for people willing to give their taste buds an experience not easily forgotten. I relate pulling those shots to child birth. The intensity of properly handling and… Continue

Added by Andrew Milstead on January 20, 2008 at 5:05am — No Comments

Howell El Sal. Matalapa La Libertad

Its like punch in the face. But the good kind of punch in the face. Only thing is......this batch seems to bail about 4 seconds quicker then the last batch. Whats the deal?

Peru T-minus 5 days!!!!

Added by Andrew Milstead on January 18, 2008 at 9:01am — No Comments

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