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.
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!
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SCAA Skill Building Workshop
Monday, October 6th
A brief course description appears below for each workshop.
9 AM – Noon: RP112: Introduction to Roasting ConceptsThis class lays the foundation for successful small batch roasting. The class introduces new and/or novice roasters to critical terms and concepts that are the underpinning of the roasting process. Roasters are guided through initial roast development (everything before first and second crack) and observe how decisions and actions can affect (both positively and negatively) the final product. Through class practice, roasters will learn to manipulate/adjust a small batch drum roaster to meet their desired craft roasting goals.
1 PM – 4 PM: RP120: Profile Roasting PracticesCreating, duplicating and communicating a roasting profile for a given coffee is one of the essential skills of a roaster, thus this hands-on class is considered a high-beginning level roasting workshop designed to enable a roaster to define and apply profile roasting practices. A short lecture period focuses on profile terminology, definitions, practices and documentation, followed by comparative cupping. This class is for roasters who have already taken RP110- Intro to Basic Coffee Roasting Equipment and RP112-Roasting Concepts and for whom roasting is an integral part of their jobs.
Please click here to register and pay for the course on the SCAA website.
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
Trip ArchivesClick here to check out Atlas adventures from years past.
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.
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Atlas Coffee Importers, LLC
201 N 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98103 U.S.A.
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