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Shawn R. Steiman, PhD

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:

  • Published 3 general audience books about coffee
  • Published 4 scientific articles on coffee
  • Was co-owner of Daylight Mind Coffee Company
  • Appeared in Korean coffee commercials
  • Have traveled to 11 countries for coffee related business

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.

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A fresh cup

Finally, the Coffea Consulting website is getting a long overdue overhaul! The old site was stale, details were out of date, and many of the links were broken. It is now functional, attractive, and current! Coffea Consulting is going through a refreshing moment. There is renewed attention being paid to the business, its offerings, and …

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Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture began supporting the nascent specialty coffee industry in Puerto Rico. I hosted a large delegation of government officials and farmers in Hawai‘i for a week. I offered several seminars and toured them around the Hawaii coffee industry, including visitations to farms and mills. In connection with that visit, I toured Puerto Rico’s coffee industry for a week to assess its status and to offer suggestions for further developing and supporting their specialty coffee industry. The report became the basis of the Department’s plan for the following 5 years.

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