Dear Coffee Buyer by Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown is the guy you want to learn coffee sourcing from. Ryan started sourcing coffee at Ritual Coffee Roasters in San Francisco, and subsequently set up buying programs for Stumptown, Blue Bottle, and others. Sourcing coffee well is a fickle task–Ryan discusses the strategies he uses to buy coffee well. Forecasting, pricing, cupping, Direct-Trade… it’s all in there.