Counter Culture Training Center: Silver Lake, Los Angeles

Counter Culture Training Center: Silver Lake, Los Angeles

Sometimes we have to step away from our usual routine in order to see the bigger picture. We decided to take a “workcation” and travel to California to get inspired and check out what’s happening in the west coast coffee scene. Counter Culture Coffee, originally from Durham, North Carolina is currently the primary roaster for little skips.  They supply much of the East Coast all the way down to Florida with their award-winning coffee. A couple years ago, the company decided to expand west and opened a roasting facility in Emeryville, California,…

There’s No Limit to a Life in Coffee: SCAA 2016

There’s No Limit to a Life in Coffee: SCAA 2016

Our first step as we get to SCAA is overwhelming but only in the best way. As a coffee professional who sees the coffee industry as opportunity to grow, it is exciting to have an event that can bring our global community together. As we entered the convention center, we were greeted by local cafe reps: Revelator Coffee and Valentine Coffee Company, both originally from Alabama, and Batdorf and Bronson originally from Washington. Each of the stands featured their own roasting styles and unique offerings such as nitro cold brew and hopped…