Quick note to thank EVERYONE who was at today's MadCap Coffee "Bean to Cup" event
I've locked** the topic under events to channel any feedback or comments here to MadCap's main topic.
Thanks most of all to Trevor Corlett
for teaching us so much about the coffee business, coffee itself, about how to grind, brew and enjoy it and about his own path in coffee leading to the launch of MadCap in 2008. So hospitable and appreciated, Trevor! I know I speak for all of us in saying we can't wait to walk into the first MadCap DC outpost once it comes together.
Today we tasted two great
Columbian coffees grown by two Reinoso brothers who own nearby farms at slightly different elevations. Great how Trevor was able to tell us all about the growers from his own experience building direct relationships with them.
Finally, we tasted a wonderful, full, smooth and chocolatey Guatemalan that also had a great story. Seems that grower hadn't ever sold directly to a buyer that used his coffee/sold it to consumers before MadCap. Also, as Trevor explained to us, the grower (like many others) didn't drink his own coffee. So, he was amazed and grateful when he saw his name on the MadCap bag and tasted (for the first time) his own coffee. Lacking a name for his farm, he asked MadCap to pick one. And so "Aguas Altas
" was born. This was probably my fave of the day though I really enjoyed all three.
Finally, thanks to Zora, ad.mich, ad.mich's + 1*, BillAdler, billadler's +1*, Jason*, Federico*, DanielK's +1*, cheezepowder, choirgirl21, olivelady, iolaire, Susan*, and chewster for coming, asking great questions and making the day a success.* Not (yet) DR members -- hint, hint ** For those newer to dr.com, "locked" means the other thread is still readable but now closed to new posts so feel free to post here!