Equator Travel Blog

Equator attends the Roaster’s Guild Retreat hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association of America

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

by Dan Paggi - Roaster
In mid August 2012, I attended my first Roaster’s Guild Retreat put on by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. The retreat was held at Skamania Lodge in Southern Washington overlooking the picturesque Colombia River Gorge. Admittedly, I was a bit nervous as the event approached because this was my first time attending a large scale specialty coffee event. However, those nerves faded quickly when I arrived at the lodge. I swiftly settled in to the laid back atmosphere and was delighted to learn about the broad range of roasting experience between the attendees. This varied from never roasting coffee to decades of experience. My two years of roasting experience was somewhere in the middle and I came to the conclusion that I was in the right place. Read more >>

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