Fresh Cup

FEB 2012

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CONTRIBUTORS TREVOR CORLETT is the founder and CEO of MadCap Coffee Company in Grand Rapids, Mich. The regular Fresh Cup con- tributor this month helps owners find the right grinder for their single-cup brew bars ("Grind Control," p. 42). He has been working in coffee for 10 years and is currently serving on the executive council of the Barista Guild of America. In addition, he's a lead instructor for the SCAA and finished fourth in the 2011 United States Barista Competition. PATRICK HUGHES and GILBERTO BARRIENTOS co- wrote the latest installment of "Small Farmer, Big Plans" (p. 46), a yearlong series track- ing the efforts of a Honduran farmer who's bringing his coffee to the specialty market for the first time. Hughes is director of opera- tions at Unión MicroFinanza, a nonprofit that aims to spur rural development in Honduras through micro-finance projects. Honduras native Barrientos serves as UMF's training director and continues to farm his own coffee. CHRIS LEGLER ("Café Finance," p. 26) has immersed himself in the coffee industry since he first started working as a baris- ta more than 20 years ago. He now teaches classes on financial man- agement at the American Barista & Coffee School in Portland, Ore. Formerly he worked for Starbucks, served as the chief financial officer at Barnie's Coffee and Tea, and owned a small roasting company. 16 Fresh Cup Magazine freshcup.com Los Angeles-based JOSHUA RIGSBY is the marketing and communications coordinator at QTrade Teas & Herbs, the largest importer of organic teas in North America. When not at his day job, Rigsby dabbles as a freelance writ- er, putting together articles on tea. For this month's "The Whole Leaf" (p. 58), he investigates the goji berry, a fruit from China that has gained the "superfood" label and is showing up in some tea companies' herbal blends. MIKE MCKIM, who penned this month's "Roasters Realm" piece on the upsides of limiting compa- ny growth (p. 54), is the founder and CEO Cuvee Coffee, located just outside of Austin. He enjoys roasting coffee and drinking beer. CHRISTOPHER J. RYAN has been a barista in and around Portland, Ore., since 1998. After two years as lead barista at Spella Caffe, he shifted gears and moved to Clive Coffee in 2011. He is now operations manager for Clive, specializing in matching the best home coffee gear available to the increasingly geeky masses across the United States. In this month's "Nine Bars," he focuses on pairing home users with the right grinder.

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