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The Coffee World’s top Beans share their knowledge and skills
George Howell is one of the fathers of Specialty Coffee. He opened groundsbreaking Coffee Connection in Cambridge, MA in 1974. In 2004 he created the George Howell Coffee Company and its Terroir Coffee brand, which specializes in single estate coffees and pioneers in raising quality coffee standards to much higher levels. George will present CoffeeCon’s Intense Coffee Tasting Lab at all four CoffeeCon events this year.
Jim Schulman is a scholar and Sherlock Holmes-level amateur espresso and water expert, based online at coffecuppers.com. Jim will be demonstrating his home espresso techniques at CoffeeCON 2013’s Home Espresso presentation.
Marysabel Caballero is a coffee grower who grows some of the world's finest coffee and she brings her firsthand knowledge of sustainability, how the best coffees can continue to enrich us all, consumers, farmers and the coffee industry. She and her husband Moises Herrera work their farm Los Cipreses and are equally famous commitment to developing coffee quality in Honduras.
Oren Bloostein is the owner, CEO, and roastmaster of Oren's Daily Roast which is NYC's premier coffee roaster since 1986. Oren helped lay the foundation for what many in the specialty coffee industry do today. Oren continues to uphold the same strict standards, but with the benefit of over two decades of learning and experience. Oren presents CoffeeCon’s Creating a Home Brewing Experience presentation, teamed with Kevin Sinnott.
Kevin Sinnott is best-selling coffee author and blogger at coffeecompanion.com. He became known after publishing objective coffee brewer reviews, realizing brewers are the hardware to coffee beans’ software. He is CoffeeCon’s creator and host and co-presenter of Creating a Home Brewing Coffee Experience workshop with long-time friend Oren Bloostein.