Roasters Guild Retreat 2014 in Photos

Team Challenge winners ³Our Crack is Frigus - What ¹s Yours? ² claim their trophy at the bonfire on Saturday night

It was another stellar Roasters Guild Retreat at Skamania Lodge in Washington state this year ”roasters from around the globe came together to learn from one another, experiment with profiles, work in teams to problem-solve, have a ton of fun together, and return to their own companies inspired to apply what they had absorbed. Thanks to the SCAA for sharing some wonderful photos with us, and extra special props to Lily Kubota for helping with the captions.

Station Instructor Jess Brooks of Allegro Coffee (left) and attendee Brian Cornelsen of UNIC (right) in Introduction to Espresso (CP101 & 102)
Station Instructor Jess Brooks of Allegro Coffee (left) and attendee  Brian Cornelsen of UNIC (right) in Introduction to Espresso (CP101 & 102)
Jerry Folwell of Kean Coffee showing attendees the ropes on the Diedrich in Introduction to Roasting Concepts (RP112)
Jerry Folwell of Kean Coffee showing attendees the ropes on the  Diedrich in Introduction to Roasting Concepts (RP112)
Matt Brown of Café Imports station instructing for Introduction to Roasting Concepts (RP112) on the U.S. Roaster Corp machine
Matt Brown of Café Imports station instructing for Introduction to
Roasting Concepts (RP112) on the U.S. Roaster Corp machine
Attendees enjoying some glorious sunshine and getting acquainted at the Welcome Reception
Attendees enjoying some glorious sunshine and getting acquainted at  the Welcome Reception
The Team Cupping allowed attendees to familiarize themselves with the coffee they would be using in the cold brew challenge, "Hot You're Not"
The Team Cupping allowed attendees to familiarize themselves with the  coffee they would be using in the cold brew challenge, “Hot You’re Not”
Rob Wallace (beer) and Matthew Hanief (coffee) of Farmer Brothers Coffee Co. all smiles after the Team Cupping
Rob Wallace (beer) and Matthew Hanief (coffee) of Farmer Brothers  Coffee Co. all smiles after the Team Cupping
Thiago Trovo of Bourbon Specialty Coffees and Jorge Quintanilla of Sustainable Harvest getting to know the Curtis Seraphim brewer
Thiago Trovo of Bourbon Specialty Coffees and Jorge Quintanilla of
Sustainable Harvest getting to know the Curtis Seraphim brewer
Retreat attendees enjoying some dinner on the lawn after a long day of sessions
Retreat attendees enjoying some dinner on the lawn after a long day of  sessions
Rob Stephen of Olam Coffee talks with his team about their strategy for the cold brew challenge
Rob Stephen of Olam Coffee talks with Jose Arreola (white coat) of Tropical Moka and the rest of his team about their strategy  for the cold brew challenge
Roasters Guild Executive Council member Colleen Anunu claims her prize for being the first to complete the Roast Magazine crossword puzzle challenge
Roasters Guild Executive Council member Colleen Anunu claims her  prize for being the first to complete the Roast Magazine crossword puzzle  challenge
Darrin Daniel of Allegro Coffee (left) and Christopher Schooley of Coffee Shrub / SCAA (right) in the roasting tent
Darrin Daniel of Allegro Coffee (left) and Christopher Schooley of  Coffee Shrub/SCAA (right) in the roasting tent
Team Challenge winners  ³Our Crack is Frigus - What ¹s Yours? ² claim their trophy at the bonfire on Saturday night
Team Challenge winners “Our Crack is Frigus – What’s Yours” claim  their trophy at the bonfire on Saturday night

 

 

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