Reflections from a Coffee Curmudgeon

By Timothy J. Castle  Upon arriving here in Atlanta on Tuesday and attending the opening reception for this year’s Re:co Symposium, I pulled out the program for the next two days and began quibbling immediately: Cold Brew? Really? How could we devote a chunk of our precious time at Re:co to “Cold Brew: Category or Craze”? Aren’t we over Cold …

Culinary Fuel: Re:co Coffee Service

By Stephen Morrissey The two days of incredible speakers and challenging topics at Re:co Symposium demands an intermission format that allows people to connect, debate, and decompress over great coffee. Over the years, the service has garnered a reputation for not only providing great coffee quickly, but for developing thoughtful menus with highly-qualified baristas and …

The Roasters Guild: Building a Community at the SCAA Expo

By Timothy J. Castle Embarking upon SCAA’s Annual Expo is always an amazing, adrenalin-filled experience for me. I feel like I’m about to get on a roller coaster! The opening receptions and meetings allow me to appreciate how much we’ve grown as an industry, and how much enthusiasm, energy, and commitment an ever-increasing number of …