January is slipping through our fingers. But we have some busy, busy like Grant Green, fingers. There are some stellar new offerings from Rwanda, Kenya, and Colombia just launched on shrub in the last week or so. I've also been gearing up to host the Roasters Guild Executive Council annual January meeting here at shrub mountain headquarters in Fort Collins, CO. It will be a blast having all these folks in town, and on the night of Thursday the 26th there's going to be a coffee rodeo at the very super Cranknstein Coffee Roaster, Bike Shop, Tap Room.
On Saturday, June 25th we held the first ever official gathering of the Rocky Mountain Craft Coffee Alliance (more info about this group available at www.rmcca.com). There had been talk and some meetings throughout the last year about getting roasters, cafes, and anyone associated with craft coffee together in order to build and strengthen the coffee community in the Rocky Mt. region.
So, I got to see some shrub types up here in Northern Colorado over the weekend at the Mountain Regional Barista Rodeo and it was great to meet and chat with them. Apparently, I also missed some people who were there and I would've liked to say hello. I know that it is kind of early, but I did want to let you all know that I will be at the SCAA Expo in Anaheim April 15th-18th. I'll mostly be in the Roasters Guild Roasting Labs, but I'll be around otherwise. If any of you are planning on being there, please let me know or come and find me. It would be great to say hello.