28 Jul '15, 2pm

Portland’s Behind-the-Scenes Roastery Incubator Steps Into the Light: For experienced and aspiring roasters al...

Portland’s Behind-the-Scenes Roastery Incubator Steps Into the Light: For experienced and aspiring roasters al...

There’s a trend in the direct-trade and exporting segment of the industry for growers and cooperative to bring their own coffees to market, shipping small amounts to select locations for roasters and other buyers to sample and make purchases directly. In order for this to work, someone must receive the beans, organize the cuppings and facilitate the process in a given region. Trevin Miller has cupped and purchased plenty of coffees for sale in tiny increments through Mr. Green Beans. For Aspect roasters, and anyone else buying greens in bulk, he also facilitates this exceptionally convenient form of direct trade, working directly with producers then making arrangements with exporters and importers for shipping and delivery.

Full article: http://dailycoffeenews.com/2015/07/28/portlands-behind-th...

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