Steve Priley recaps the Roasters Guild Retreat and details the trends that are occurring in the roaster community. From Steve’s perspective, he is seeing some notable trends coming full circle with past ideas gaining new life. Steve also introduced the XPress lid into the roaster community and experienced overwhelming acceptance.
Two of the most important functions of the guild are a forum for cooperative thinking on how to uplift the role of quality in the specialty market and as a place where professionals can advance their understanding of the science that contributes to roast development and flavor.
The annual Roasters Guild Retreat is not only a valuable opportunity to practice and learn about the art and science of coffee roasting, but also represents a chance to take part in a community of like-minded individuals.
The Roasters Guild Retreat provides hands on workshops, roast profile analysis and cupping. The Guild is a trade guild of the Specialty Coffee Association of America consisting of specialty roasters dedicated to the craft of roasting quality coffee.
Steve and his Guild team are competing with 9 other teams and roasting a 3-bean Guatemala blend.