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FEB-MAR 2014

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CONTR IB UT ORS 1 2 Dan Cole is a Seattle-area photographer. Dan was educated at the Art Institute of Seattle and the University of Washington, and has worked as an artist in the game industry for over 15 years. He has been pursuing photography since 2005. (Photography for Own Your Own, p. 60) 1 Robb Klassen, who grew up in Cedar Falls Iowa, came to Santa Barbara, Calif., in 2007 to study photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography. Here he was also introduced to the world of specialty coffee while working at the French Press. Over the past few months, he and Kellie Kreiss have been working throughout Southeast Asia on their nonprofit project, Global Populace. (Photography for Field Report: Thailand, p. 30) 2 3 Kellie Kreiss is originally from the east San Francisco Bay area and a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Over the past four years, while working in specialty coffee at the French Press, she has grown to love and admire the intricacies of firm based in Kansas City, Mo., and Portland, Ore. Find her at www. and; and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@mcintyrewrites). (Got Not Milk, p. 72) Erin Meister is a coffee professional with a totally-not-atall-secret double life as a writer and a journalist. (Worst. Clark. Kent. Ever.) When she's in her coffee cups, she's a regional representative for Counter Culture Coffee's Counter Intelligence education program. She has written about coffee on the regular for Serious Eats (, and has also contributed editorial and/or written work to fine publications such as The Boston Globe , The Washington Post, Time Out NY, and this gem you've got in your hot little hands. She can be reached at (Own Your Own, p. 60) 6 3 4 5 coffee. Recently, she and Robb Klassen have been exploring Southeast Asia while developing the nonprofit, Global Populace. (Field Report: Thailand, p. 30) Kerry Maloney is a New Orleans–based freelance photographer with more than a decade of experience shooting for newspapers across the country. As the founder of the wedding and special occasion photography network Heirloom Collective, Kerry both captures couples' most precious moments and manages a nationwide cabal of dedicated photojournalists and artists. When she's not working, there's nothing Kerry loves more than putting down her camera and simply experiencing the magic that happens every day in New Orleans. (Photography for Own Your Own, p. 60) 4 6 7 8 9 Ritual. Community. These are words that underlie Emily McIntyre's writing, whether on alternative milks for Barista Magazine or on drinking coffee with her toddler and Q-Grader husband across the country for the Orange County Register. A barista and, in a former life, a Celticharp teacher and performer, Emily is a freelance beverage-industry copywriter and works with the LAB, an artisan beverages marketing Chuck Patton owns Bird Rock Coffee Roasters with his wife, Elke. The former English teacher started the roasting company in 2002 roasting on a one-pound fluid-bed roaster and selling all of the coffee at local farmers' markets and via home delivery. In 2006, Chuck opened the company's flagship location and roastery in Bird Rock, Calif., and in 2012, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters was named Roast 7 Magazine's Microroaster of the Year. In 2014, Chuck will open Bird Rock's second retail location in San Diego. (Foam, p. 18) Kelsey Snell is a city magazine editor and freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. She's written about travel and coffee for National Geographic Traveler and Southern Living magazines, and is a contributor to National Geographic's Four Seasons of Travel book. Kelsey also edits coffee maps of London and New York City made by Blue Crow Media, and she thinks you should buy one. Follow her on Twitter (@kelseysnell), and online at (Touring by Café, p. 66) 8 5 12 barista magazine Jeff Wenzel is a New York City–based photographer specializing in music, fashion, and coffee. His specialty-coffee clients include Ritual Roasters in San Francisco, Joe in New York, and Ox Coffee in Philadelphia. He can be reached at (Photography for Own Your Own, p. 60) 9

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