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16, Aug '13 - Atlas Coffee Importers... Now with More Logistics!

In the coming weeks, our Logistics Department will begin handling your order after the coffee buying portion of your order is complete. This is part of our new computer system implementation and process improvement project currently underway here at Atlas - very exciting! We've been running old/new systems in parallel for a couple of months now - working out the kinks to ensure that paperwork is the only difference you notice. Your Sales Representative will continue to be your main point of contact for all coffee-buying and coffee-related conversations. Our Logistics Team are experts at getting your order prepared at the warehouses and shipped to you by any method you prefer and will soon be in contact with you to discuss your preferences and the process change. Overall, you can expect the same care and attention you've always received from us - now from specialists in each area.

For more information, contact Atlas Logistics directly at 206.454.3465

Tasting Notes Online!

At long last, we now have tasting notes online for all of our wonderful coffees! Click
here to take a look, or you can navigate there from the "Products" button on the side bar to the left, OR you can find a link to the tasting notes at the top of our Seattle and New Jersey offer lists.

 

Mailing Lists

There's always something new going on here at Atlas! Whether it's fresh crop coffees arriving, new educational workshops and cuppings being put on the calendar or new reports and photos from our various trips to producing countries, you won't want to miss out on any exciting bits of news. We've added a few handy email list subscription widgets here to allow you to easily sign up for our various news mailings. They're pretty self explanatory, and please note you'll receive a confirmation email when you subscribe that you'll need to approve before you're added to the list.

We're always posting updates on Twitter (@Atlas_Coffee) and Facebook as well, so feel free to follow us via those media if you like. Thanks for staying in touch!

 

General Atlas Info
New Coffee Arrivals

 

If you would like to be on our mailing list for our monthly public cuppings, please email Drew Billups or call us at 800-701-5211 for more information.

 

 

Market Update

 

Click here for charts on FutureSource.com

 

Workshop Calendar

 

SCAA SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS

Thursday, May 21, 2015

8:30am - 11:30am - GE103: Intro to Cupping

Cupping is the Specialty Coffee Industry's standard for evaluating green coffee. Using the SCAA Cupping Protocol and exploring two flights of coffee, participants are introduced to and practice the SCAA protocol, and focus on basic vocabulary from the Coffee Tasters Flavor Wheel for objective, professional coffee quality evaluation. This is one of the Foundations of Coffee classes and is required for other classes in all certificate programs. Recommended Prerequisites: CP151, CP152. Required Prerequisites: CB100.

1:00pm - 4:00pm - GE204: Defect Cupping

Using the SCAA Cupping Protocols and alternating between direct, small group cuppings, brief lectures and small group discussions, students will evaluate two flights of coffee. Students will identify coffees containing five specific defects & speculate to their causes: Rioy, Ferment, woody/aged, unripe and musty/moldy. This class is recommended for coffee professionals interested in preparing for the CQI Q-Grader Test. Required class for Roaster Level 2 and Coffee Taster Level 1. Q-graders apply this toward their fast-track Coffee Taster Level 1. Recommended Prerequisites: CB200, RP206, RP207. Required Prerequisites: CB100, CP151, CP152, GE103, GE151, GE201.

Friday, May 22, 2015

9:00am - 12:00pm - CP151: Extraction and Brewing

This class is the foundation for all coffee brewing and is essential for any newcomer to the coffee industry. Coffee professionals need to have a strong knowledge of the principals governing optimum brewing methods and must be able to brew coffee to SCAA's vetted standards. CP151 provides this critical instruction and practice. After a 90 minute break, students return for CP152. Recommended Prerequisites: CB100, GE103.

1:00pm - 3:00pm - CP152: Extraction and Brewing Applied

This class continues to explore the six essential elements of coffee brewing, both through mechanical and manual brewing methods. Learners get hands-on time with the equipment. This is a required class in the new Foundations of Coffee and a prerequisite for all certificate programs, including the Golden Cup Technician Certificate. Recommended Prerequisites: CB100, GE103 Required Prerequisites: CP151

 

Please click here to register and pay for these courses on the SCAA website.

 

 

 

 

Trip Reports

 

December 2010 - Sumatra & Japan

Chris recently spent a few weeks in Asia visiting with producer partners and roaster clients. Atlas helped to build a quality control lab at Permata Gayo Co-op's facilities in Pondok Baru, Aceh, and the main purpose of Chris' visit was to train PGC's staff in proper sample roasting and cupping procedures and protocol. Have a look at photos from the trip, and check out Chris' trip report to read more about his time there.

February 2009 - Ethiopia, Dire Dawa & Addis Ababa

Craig and Chris spent a week and a half teaching a Q Grader workshop in Dire Dawa, taking in the sites around Harrar and meeting with exporter partners in Addis Ababa. Be sure to check out photos and videos from the trip, if you haven't already. Chris' trip report goes more in depth on what he and Craig were up to in Ethiopia, as well as providing a brief summary of the new commodity exchange system and the effect that it is having on availability of specialty coffee in Ethiopia.

September 2008 - Malawi, Mzuzu & Blantyre

Chris spent a few weeks in Malawi working with coffee producers in Mzuzu, and coffee cuppers in Blantyre. Take a look at photos and videos, and see Chris in the Blantyre newspaper!

July 2008 - Colombia, Huila, Monserrate

Check out photos and videos from Atlas' recent visit to Monserrate, Huila, Colombia.

Trip Archives

Click here to check out Atlas adventures from years past.

 

News Archive

 

Pacamara Roasting Guide Now Available!

The El Salvador Coffee Council was kind enough to send along an absolutely brilliant document they've put together on the genetic history of the Bourbon and Pacamara coffee varietals, which includes their recommended roast profiles for both sample roasting and production roasting Pacamara coffees. Check it out! Most of the Pacamara-specific info is from page 6, onward. Also be sure to take a look at the results of our cupping of the Pacamara and Maracaturra varietals from the El Salvador and Guatemala Cup of Excellence competitions below.

 

 

 

Atlas Barista Workshop Wins!

 

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201 N 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98103 U.S.A.
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