The Green Trade

A Retrospective on the Business of Moving Coffee By Andi Trindle Mersch, Atlantic Specialty Coffee “A short article covering 30 years of trading coffee in a world that has changed so much is challenging, to say the least!” noted one of my first mentors in the green coffee trade business, Janis Cutler, Vice President of …

Careers in Coffee: Logging Time

By Thomas Hodges, Director of Coffee, Lamill Coffee I will begin and conclude this brief article with my own coffee-roasting axiom: “There is no substitute for time behind the iron.” In fact, Malcolm Gladwell’s recent book Outlier even talks about the “ten thousand-hour rule”, stating that it takes ten thousand hours of dedicated practice to achieve mastery of …