Posted on April 19, 2013 by C Macrenaris
Seeds Coffee is breaking into the specialty coffee scene in Birmingham, Alabama with a different approach to how coffee shops are operated. If you visit Seeds one of the first things that you will notice is the community environment that the crew at Seeds has worked hard at establishing. Seeds Coffee strives not only to [...]
Posted on April 2, 2013 by C Macrenaris
For this edition of the Roaster Realm, we are profiling a true pioneer in the coffee world, Mike McKim, owner of Cuvée Coffee. Mike is a veteran in the specialty coffee arena and an early adopter of a true direct trade model. Well known for traveling to origin than most roasters, McKim has a true on the [...]
Posted on March 15, 2013 by K Lander
As a coffee farmer and one of the founders of THRIVE Farmers, I have inside experience and interact with over 600 coffee farmers in three coffee farming countries. As the THRIVE model grows, the question of how THRIVE is different than Fair Trade is the big question asked repeatedly. Admittedly a complex subject, THRIVE’s goal [...]
Posted on February 28, 2013 by C Macrenaris
This week we are profiling Safehouse Coffee Roasters and owner Hunt Slade. We appreciate Hunt’s time, as he and his team recently reopened Safehouse after a fire destroyed their coffee shop and roastery in early 2012. Overcoming many roadblocks, the new Safehouse location has risen from the ashes but with special attention on honoring where they came from. There [...]
Posted on February 12, 2013 by C Macrenaris
This week we are profiling coffee diva and roaster extraordinaire Sarah Gill with Mama Mocha’s. Sarah is co-owner of this artisan shop in Auburn, Alabama and she truly bridges the realm of art and science when roasting. Next time you see her, ask about how she combines the two unique ingredients of Jamieson and smoked applewood chips to treat [...]
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