26 Apr '12, 2am

A favourite SOE this year - the Konga Coop from @GHHowell. Thanks @mercuryespresso for bringing to Toronto

A favourite SOE this year - the Konga Coop from @GHHowell. Thanks @mercuryespresso for bringing to Toronto

Cup of Excellence: Most are aware that George Howell was a co-founder of this program that to promote exemplary coffees directly sourced from growers, and has helped create direct communications between roasters and growers working to improve the quality of coffee at the farming level. Green bean packaging and preservation: GHCC was one of the first to recognize the importance of green bean packaging at source to preserve bean freshness and not damaging taste. GHCC also uses freezing of green beans to be able to offer coffees year round, although they may be coming from one growing season. By freezing, degradation of the green bean is dramatically slowed, allowing for roasting of the beans many months later. Refraction Measurement: by working with the VST founder, George Howell was an advisor during the development of the Extract Mojo to provide cost-effective extraction m...

Full article: http://blog.coffeestork.com/?p=1469

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