Tasting, Tasting...Is This Thing On?

As long as I have worked in the coffee industry, I have been surrounded by various forms of tasting notes, from vague to conceptual to extremely specific. In my early years, it was common for me to see words like "bole" and "smooth" used to describe the coffees I was...

Meet Seth Mills

 Seth has been a great mind to have conversations with over the past few years. Service is his passion and he continues to strive for better ways to make newcomers feel welcome in this intimidating industry. We are excited to have him! Name and Occupation: Seth Mills, Director of Coffee at...

It's All Relative

Guest Post By Scott Lucey. Check out his Q&A as well as other guest posts!   I once helped make a pretty big change to a pretty big company in the way they brew and sold ice coffee. It was Toddy cold brew all day every day and it was with...

Meet Scott Lucey (Part 1 of 2)

We've had the pleasure of knowing Scott Lucey for years on end now, so when we started looking for guest contributors for this blog, his name was one of the first to pop up. Scott blew our minds when he roasted coffee on stage during his USBC performance in Long Beach...

Cat & Cloud Podcast Update Week 2

Hello everyone! It's been an amazing second week for the Cat & Cloud Coffee Podcast and we can't thank you enough! We're up to 75 reviews/ratings and we're creeping up on the iTunes charts. This makes us so happy and it's all because of you (pat yourself on the back...

Cat & Cloud Coffee Podcast

When Jared and I started our blog in 2010 it had always been a dream of ours to do something more. Something that we could both proudly call our own, but also involved the entire coffee community at large. As with many dreams it’s easy for things to get in the way...

Climbers & Builders

I once heard that there are generally two types of people. Builders & Climbers. Deep down if you were to assess your values you would be one or the other. Climbers are the type to look out for número uno. The "how can I get to the top and who...

Let us re-introduce you to Pete Licata

Over the years we have had a lot of great conversations with Pete. He is one of those people we see eye to eye with on a lot of different topics. He has helped me with competition routines, challenged philosophy and critiqued service. He truly is one of the great...