Barista Magazine

OCT-NOV 2017

Serving People Serving Coffee Since 2005

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 11 of 115

C O N T R I B U T O R S 1 Tracy Allen is CEO of Brewed Behavior, a consultancy founded to offer comprehensive support to all segments of the coffee industry. He is the immediate past president of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), was one of the original members of the U.S. Barista Championship (USBC) Committee, and the first chair of the Rules and Regulations Committee for the World Barista Championship (WBC). Tracy has trained multiple national and regional barista champions, and served as a judge and judges' trainer for the USBC and WBC. He is also an SCAA "Supertaster," certified cupper, and Q-grader instructor. (Cashbox, p. 98) 2 Chris Danger is an illustrator and animator from the small town of Wahiawa, Hawaii. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he animated shows for Disney, Comedy Central, and Cartoon Network. He now lives in Charlottesville, Va., with his girl- friend and their dog, Louie. (Illustration for 10 Low-Cost Solutions for Improving Employee Retention, p. 82) 3 Joshua Dusk-Peebles works as a technician and educator for Counter Coffee Culture in Chicago. He loves exploring, experimenting, learning, and sharing what he has discovered with others. Before falling into the world of coffee, he spent time working as a diesel mechanic, an itinerant preacher, a bike messenger, and a vegan cook. Nothing makes him happier than an outdoor adventure with his family. He can be reached at or found online at (Foam, p. 25) 4 Honor Forte is a photographer from West Virginia who has lived in Olympia, Wash., since 2011. He earned his B.F.A. in photography from West Virginia University in 2009, and is the photographer behind Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.'s social media. He is also the director of sales for Olympia Coffee's wholesale program, a judge for the United States Barista Championship since 2013, and the 2013 Northwest Brewers Cup Champion. He spends most time outside of work riding bikes, running, mountaineering, and traveling with his wife, Kristina. Follow Honor on social media at @honorcoffeebikes and @olympiacoffee. (Photography for The New Slow Bar, p. 66) 5 Andy Freivogel is founder of the retail technology–consulting firm Science (, which he started after 20 years of work in retail coffee and technology consulting. In addition to guiding specialty and boutique retail customers through the landscape of POS systems, guest Wi-Fi solutions, and PCI compliance, he also enjoys free jazz, black metal, skateboarding, street art, and cooking West African dishes. Andy and his wife live in Oak Park, Ill., with their two children, a chihuahua, a pit bull, two cats, and a frog. (Tech Support, p. 104) 6 Jade Johnson is a New Orleans–based illustrator and educator. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with her bach- elor's of fine arts in illustration in 2013. Her work has been recognized by Creative Quarterly, the Society of Illustrators, and Applied Arts. Her portfolio can be found at (Illustration for Share + Share Alike, Part 2, p. 74) 7 Alex Lambert and Jason "Double J" Johnson are the cofounders of Black Rabbit Service Co., an independent specialty-coffee equipment sales and service company based in Portland, Ore. When not wrenching and benching machines, they both spend time with their families, hang out at the occasional metal show or comic book store, or head out into nature for some camping and relaxation. (High Maintenance, 100) 8 RJ Joseph is a genderqueer femme who roasts coffee for Counter Culture Coffee. She writes a blog called Queer Cup where she promotes structural solutions to queer inclusivity with a focus on the doable. In her free time you'll find her listening to records and foraging in Oakland, Calif. with her partner-in-coffee, Ellan. (10 Low-Cost Solutions for Improving Employee Retention, p. 82) 9 Phil Markel has been drawing pictures since he can remember. His illustrations and designs can be seen on Rogue Ales bottles, including the new Rogue Farms series. Along with beer, coffee is Phil's main beverage of choice, and he's excited about contributing to Barista. He resides with his wife, son, and dog in the Portland area, where he also works as a designer for a local church. Phil's portfolio can be seen at www.phil- (Illustrations for High Maintenance, p. 100) 10 Erin Meister (you can call her just "Meister") has always led a kind of weird, caffeinated double life. As a coffee professional, she's been a barista, retail manager, wholesale-support representative, and educator; as a journalist she's written and/or edited work for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Serious Eats,, and Rachael Ray Every Day magazine—as well as the gem you're holding in your hot little hands. These days she can be found writing content for Café Imports, riding her bike around the beautiful Twin Cities, and celebrating the recent release of her book about the history of coffee in New York City. You can email her at (Share + Share Alike Part 2, p. 74) 11 Based in Argentina since 2006, freelance journalist and sommelier Sorrel Moseley-Williams writes about travel, food, and drink in Latin America. She has contributed to The Guardian, Decanter, Travel + Leisure, and Monocle among other publications. (Foam, p. 22) 12 Alabaster Pizzo is an illustrator and cartoonist who lives and works in Queens, N.Y. She is best known for self-publishing three comic series Mimi and the Wolves. She's also worked as a barista for Irving Farm Coffee Roasters in New York City. (Illustration for Tech Support, p. 104) 13 Like Submariner, Jack Pollock is at war with the surface world, and his unique illustrations bear eloquent witness to this constant struggle. He began his career at a tender age back in the late 1980s working for Dark Horse Comics. There, he created Devil Chef, and he still isn't sorry. After that auspicious debut, he's done illustrations and comics for dozens of lucky publishers like this one. Sorry, ladies—he's married. Sorry, dogs—he has a dog. (Illustration for Cashbox, p. 98) 14 Ashley Rodriguez thought that she'd take a break from teaching middle school science and putz around in a coffee shop for a few months. She ended up digging it way more than teaching (and was vaguely better at it). After spending five years making coffee in New York, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked for Sightglass Coffee for three years. Ashley is Barista Magazine's online editor. Follow her on Twitter at @ashisacommonname. (A Safe Environment for Your Staff, p. 90) 15 Chris Ryan is Barista Magazine's online copy editor and a freelance writer and editor with a background in the specialty-coffee industry. He has worked as content director at Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers and editor-in-chief of Fresh Cup Magazine. Outside of coffee, he enjoys baseball, running, and crossword puzzles. (Foam, p. 24, and The New Slow Bar, p. 66) 16 Maria Szulc is the founder of Szulc Studio in Poznan, Poland. She is an architect, graphic designer, illustrator, and designer, and an enthusiast of black-and-white photography. (Cover photo and photos for Agnieszka Rojewska, p. 58) 17 Blazej Szydzisz is a film producer and director. He photographs the city of Poznan, Poland, for the Poznán I Love You lovemark. Just like Maria Szulc, he drinks only black coffee, and runs the agency on a daily basis. (Cover photo and photos for Agnieszka Rojewska, p. 58) 18 Joshua Vasko is a commercial and lifestyle photographer out of Charlotte, N.C. Passionate about all things photography and all things coffee, he is also a barista at The Daily Press and Not Just Coffee, where he serves up great coffee all day. (Photography for A Safe Environment for Your Staff, p. 90) 1 4 2 6 12 14 16 18 10 8 3 5 11 13 15 17 9 7 12 barista magazine

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Barista Magazine - OCT-NOV 2017