That line for Infinity Mirrors may seem...infinite, but some of Atlanta’s premiere attractions are right around the corner. Whether you’re a local peach or in town for the big show, these hot spots are a must-see for any occasion.
A couple weeks back, Cameron Heath, Revelator’s Director of Coffee Operations, traveled from Birmingham to New York to attend the New York Coffee Festival. His bags were packed with Misfit, Petunias, Miramundo, Yabitu Koba, and one custom purple suit.
Earlier this year, Revelator invited coffee professionals from the wider community to apply for sponsorship at this year's competitions. We particularly wanted to support baristas who are historically underrepresented in the coffee industry, and without sponsorship, might face difficulty reaching competition. We're thrilled to now introduce you to the four individuals selected from that talented pool.
Oaxaca is dreamy. It is a place out of time, on the ley lines of something potent. Life here is more saturated. The veil is thin. The coffees from Oaxaca are incredibly sweet, and the region has deeply rooted and highly influential foodways and traditions. 2018 is Revelator’s first year incorporating Mexico as a staple origin on our menu, and I decided to focus our purchasing efforts in Oaxaca.
Revelator's Director of Coffee Ops, Cameron Heath, and our Director of Education, Eden-Marie Abramowicz, step you through the French Press. This traditional brewing method is straightforward and easy, and produces a robust, full-bodied cup. Follow along for tips, tricks, and a couple jokes.
Each year, thousands of coffee lots are submitted for consideration at the Cup of Excellence, an international competition for high quality coffees. The coffees are rigorously vetted, and winning coffees are sold in global auctions at premium prices, with the vast majority of auction proceeds going to the farmers.
The Mierisch Family has been farming coffee for five generations. Erwin Senior, the family patriarch, aka “El Doctor,” is a third generation farmer. Don Erwin oversees the business at large, and contributes to agronomic development and innovation at the farm level. Eleane, his eldest daughter, now oversees quality control, mill operations, client relations and sales. Eleane’s older brother, and eldest child of the bunch (also Erwin) has also contributed greatly to the development of the family business, and was heavily involved in Cup of Excellence in its early years, as is Eleane today. The Mierisch family runs a tight ship, and they truly consider the entire team part of the family.