2018 Presenters


Kenneth Davids at CoffeeConChi 2018

Kenneth Davids at CoffeeConChi 2018

Kenneth Davids – Author, Editor, Coffee Review

Kenneth Davids is editor, chief writer and co-founder of Coffee Review. He has been involved with coffee since the early 1970s and has published three books on coffee, including the influential Home Roasting: Romance and Revival, now in its second edition, and Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying, which has sold nearly 250,000 copies in five editions with a sixth edition scheduled for 2017. His workshops and seminars on coffee sourcing, evaluation and communication have been featured at professional coffee meetings on six continents. In 1996 he was awarded a Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to Coffee Literature by the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

Scott Will at CoffeeCon Chicago 2018

Scott Will at CoffeeConChi 2018

Scott Will is a grinding expert. He’s an engineer with Modern Process Equipment, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial coffee grinders. Scott make you a coffee grinding expert with his comprehensive lecture.
Robert Wallach at CoffeeCon Chicago 2018

Robert Wallach at CoffeeConChicago 2018

Robert is a founding partner and co-inventor of the Coffee Freshness System which utilizes pressurized CO2 gas to preserve the freshness of roasted coffee beans. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering and has previously worked in the Semiconductor Industry of Silicon Valley. The search for a better way to preserve coffee beans for home brewing led Robert to study the science of coffee staling extensively and in 2012 to partner with a Mechanical Engineer and develop the Coffee Freshness System. Robert is passionate about the field of Coffee Freshness and is eager to share his knowledge on this subject at CoffeeCon Chicago.

Joseph Behm at CoffeeCon Chicago 2018

Joseph Behm at CoffeeConChicago 2018

Joseph Behm, Inventor and designer of the Behmor 1600 an award winning home coffee roaster employing patent pending smoke suppression technology. The Behmor 1600 was the recipient of the SCAA Best New Products Award in 2007, and listed on the prestigious Imbibe Magazine’s “Top Gear” list.  Behm also invented the world’s first consumer brewer to have accurate temperature control via on board calibration with altitude correction with on board system memory. The Brazen Brew System was voted the Best New Product (People’s Choice) at the SCAA 2012 Expo.

Tim Coonan at CoffeeConChicago 2018

Tim Coonan at CoffeeConChicago 2018

Tim is the owner of Big Shoulders Coffee, a coffee roasting company that has woven service into its fabric. 35+ years working in hospitality has him taught how to hustle hard, recognize the contributions of those around him me and pay attention to the details. Tim uses a pragmatic approach to problem solving and leadership. I also enjoy a good cup of coffee with friends.