23 Sep '12, 7pm

12 Angry Roasters, the Trial by Media of Fine Robusta @specialtycoffee @qcoffees

12 Angry Roasters, the Trial by Media of Fine Robusta @specialtycoffee @qcoffees

Last week I was surprised when my colleague Shawn Steiman pointed out that our mutual friend Miles Small of CoffeeTalk Magazine had published a scathing editorial commentary about the recent surge of interest in Robusta among specialty coffee roasters. Knowing Miles as an extremely bright member of the specialty coffee industry who has also published articles supporting CQI’s Robusta efforts in the past, I was extremely surprised by his wholesale dismissal of CQI’s R Coffee system and particularly of his conclusion, “Let’s take the morally high path. Let’s keep Robusta out of specialty coffee.” Dr. Steiman was delighted… not by the message, but by the fact that this debate is being held publicly, “it’s something we need to be discussing right now!” He exclaimed. I admit that I was put off by Miles’ comments initially, but ultimately agreed with Shawn, seeing this as an opp...

Full article: http://www.coffeestrategies.com/2012/09/23/12-angry-roast...

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