I began drinking coffee as a toddler (mostly with milk, says my mother).
I ordered my first cup in a café at age 10 (where the owner insisted I bring in a note of permission from my mother).
Coffee began as a hobby in high school and, in college, it became the subject of all “open” class assignments.
I then moved to Hawai‘i to study coffee professionally. I focused my graduate studies on coffee science (largely, but not solely, horticulture, biochemistry, and sensory science).
After finishing school, my life in coffee really began.
Some highlights of my career:
When necessary, I draw upon the talents and expertise of other people; the world of coffee is too large and complicated for just one person to master.
Developed a week-long coffee tasting course for their curriculum. Presented numerous classes, workshops, and seminars on multiple occasions.