S8: E10: Coffee Fest Anaheim
The themes, in my opinion, at Coffee Fest Anaheim and the Western Food Service & Restaurant expo were Robots Are Taking Over & We’re All Eating Plants From Now On. Personally, the appeal of the coffee industry is the community of people who care about the product, how it is produced, and the communing with others or themselves over a cup.
Hacea Coffee Source’s Jared and Luke Hales was kind enough to invite me and the Coffee People podcast to join them at their vendor booth. What I experienced was the goodwill of the lovely coffee people willing to talk about their passion with a complete stranger and a slew of current and past Hacea clients and collaborators willing to offer up unsolicited accolades. It made me proud to be part of the coffee community—at least a little bit—and to be partnered with Hacea.
In order of appearance:
Brea McDonald, Head Roaster at Jaunt Coffee Roasters (San Diego, CA). Brea was one of the first ever guests on the R!WC podcast.
Tyler Thoms, Roaster & Coffee Education at Percussive Coffee (Bakersfield, CA)
Leon Nie, Founder & Head Roaster at Regent Coffee (Glendale, CA) -
Matt Rosenblatt, Founder at Golden Lantern Coffee Roasters (South Orange County-laguna hills)
Ben Wild, Entrepreneur & Founder of Pacifica Renew a green coffee importing business with an emphasis in coffee from China, and a small L.A.-based roasting company in LA. (Multiple locations)
Mateo Nunez (former guest!) is Founder & Head Roaster at Thoughts & Process Coffee (Orange, CA).
Lily Quiros is a Coffee Consultant specializing in efficiency at Lil’ Coffee Geek (San Diego, CA)
Bryant Banker-Scannell is the Lead Roaster and member of the Education Team at Mill City Roasters (Minneapolis, MN).
Double J is the Co-Owner of Black Rabbit Service (Portland/Los Angeles). He also started Coffee Breath, a coffee community television program.
Nick Ghanbarian is part of the Founders team at Legal Speed Coffee (Costa Mesa, CA)
Frank Schipani is the Founder & Head Roaster of Three Hats Coffee Company (Irvine, CA)
Lee Lizotte is the Founder & Head Roaster at True Love Coffee Company (Laguna Niguel)
Andrew Scott is the Founder & Head Roaster at Inflection Point Coffee (San Diego, CA). Andrew was a guest on a previous R!WC podcast!
Matthew Bryce is the Founder of a corporate coffee education company called Seven Sleepers Coffee Labs (Southern California)
Meg Le Vue is the Head Roaster of BLK CITY COFFEE and the face of the popular BLKCITY Vlog on Youtube.
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