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💌Subscription Launch; 🍾FB hits 10k; 🍎Tamper Tantrum; 🇰🇪New Kenyan Laws


Barista Hustle

August 8 · Issue #79 · View online
Views and news about the brews. Unique and relevant information for coffee professionals and enthusiasts.

Subscription Launch
I finally launched the Barista Hustle Coffee Subscription as a solid, recurring, monthly thing: a real 2.0 from the first round I launched in June.
It’s US$22 for 60-100g of interesting and special coffee from roasters anywhere in the world (weight is variable depending on cost and rarity). Shipping has been upgraded and is fully carbon offset, and I’ve secured some awesome coffees for the first 3 months.
Head to the landing page for more details and to sign up! Seats are limited!
If you bought the initial Superlatives coffee, check your inbox for a sweet deal on the first 4 months!
Facebook Hits 10K
Wow. This thing just keeps growing and growing! Thanks to everyone who has been sharing their valuable opinions and experience in there. It’s one of the few places on the internet everyone can feel safe and supported in their pursuit of coffee excellence!

To celebrate, I gifted an envelope of Berg Wu’s WBC-winning Geisha to the 5 people who posted the most highly engaged posts in the group’s history: Justin Doggett, Jeremy Allen Reitmaier, Talor Browne, Mat North, and Leonid Potapov.
If you also want to taste Berg’s coffee, I’m giving it to the first 60 people to sign up to the subscription and refer a friend (details are sent once you sign up!).
Tamper Tantrum
I’ve been invited to speak at the first ever Tamper Tantrum event in the USA, Sunday 25th September.
My talk is most likely going to be about data: how little we have, how much there is, and how amazing it’ll be once we have it!
I’ll be on stage next to Colleen Anunu, Jenn Chen, Meister, Michelle Johnson and Nick Cho.
Read more and buy tickets via the Tamper Tantrum website.
PS I was thinking of doing a little Barista Hustle meet-up, bar shift, or something fun, one night before/after the talks. If any of you locals have an idea or want to host, I’m super keen to meet y'all! :)
New Kenyan Coffee Laws
via @eileenpk on twitter
via @eileenpk on twitter
These changes are obviously problematic for the exporters the specialty industry relies on. The ‘marketing agent role’ us usually a subsidiary/partner to an exporter (most of you would be familiar with Dormans) who works closely with cooperatives and farmers, providing agronomic advice, traceability, and other crucial services. 
The 'individual members’ regulation also poses problems for traceability that is giving me sad ECX flashbacks.
Kenyan coffee is the best - never take it for granted!
See You Next Week!
Thanks for being a wonderfully balanced and caring community of coffee-loving intellectuals and romantics. You’re awesome!
To the boundaries of coffee,
Matt Perger
Barista Hustle
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