The exclusive TED Conference is coming up next week, in both Long Beach & Palm Springs, California, Feb 27 – Mar 2, 2012.
Coffee Common, a group that brings together world-class baristas and roasters, will be providing all the coffee service, with La Marzocco representing as the exclusive equipment provider (through the espresso machines, grinders (Mazzer) and hot water devices (Marco)).
The beautiful coffees will be served by sharply dressed baristas, done up in vests, ties, dresses and sweaters – hotness.
Quoting Brent Fortune, from Coffee Common:
“Each coffee roaster submitted a sample of their coffee which was then cupped for clarity and taste. Those who met the taste criteria were researched for sustainability, price transparency, and directness.
The coffees are being roasted by their respective roasters in Canada, Australia and the USA, and will be traveling to Long Beach [and Palm Springs] this week to meet us there.”
The line up for selected coffees include:
Producer: Ricardo and Luis Pedro Zelaya
Roaster: Phil & Sebastian – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Ecuador El Batan Cooperative
Roaster: Equator Coffees – San Rafael, California, USA (about 20 mi N of San Francisco)
Rwanda Coko Cooperative
Producer: Coko Cooperative
Roaster: Heart Roasters – Portland, Oregon, USA
Burundi Kayanza Gatare
Producer: Gatare Coop
Roaster: Seven Seeds – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Peru La Frontera
Producer: Cenfrocafe’s & communities of the Valle del Santuario
Roaster: Counter Culture Coffee – Raleigh Durham, North Carolina, USA
Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee – Los Angeles, California, USA
Guatemala Finca El Injerto – El Injerto El Tanque Bourbon
Producer: Arturo Aguirre and son Arturo Jr.
Roaster: Stumptown Coffee Roasters – Portland, Oregon, USA
Note: This coffee, part of Stumptown’s Grand Cru collection, is no longer available from Stumptown webshop. I’ve attached a PDF of a scan of the info sheet for this coffee.
Producer: Epiphanie Mukashyaka