About Roast

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Roast magazine is a bi-monthly technical trade magazine dedicated to the success and growth of the specialty coffee industry. Roast addresses the art, science and business of coffee roasters by covering the issues most important to them with high quality editorial focused on the technical aspects of coffee.


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Connie Blumhardt | Publisher

The founder and publisher of Roast magazine, Connie has spent 20 years in magazine publishing and has worked in the coffee industry for the last ten years. Connie brings the same passion and commitment to this industry journal that is present within the roasting community. Connie can be contacted at connie@roastmagazine.com
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Allyson Marrs | Editor

Allyson is the editor of Roast. She comes to the magazine with a strong editorial background that includes writing and editing articles for local and regional publications on topics that fascinate her. The list is always growing, and her curiosity has brought her to Roast and the coffee
community, where she now helps fill the magazine¹s pages with technical, educational and inspirational articles for roasters and all those who, too, share her ever-growing inquisitiveness. Allyson can be contacted at allyson@roastmagazine.com
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Beth Winburne | Circulation Manager

Beth joins Roast with extensive customer service experience.  She is committed to serving the Roast readers, developing easier ways to subscribe and growing the circulation numbers.  For subscription questions please contact Beth at beth@roastmagazine.com
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Kelsey Mutter | General Manager

Kelsey is the general manager of Roast. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Roast team. Her experience in the coffee industry started in college as a manager/barista of a coffee shop. She has spent the last several years working for a beloved Portland coffee roaster as an account coordinator.  She has a growing passion for the industry and is dedicated to the success of the magazine. Kelsey can be reached at kelsey@roastmagazine.com
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Jeremy Leff | Art Director and Webmaster

Jeremy brings 20 years of design and computer experience to the magazine. He has a fresh and creative edge that keeps the pages of Roast looking classic and clean. Jeremy can be reached at jeremy@roastmagazine.com

Editorial Board

Phil Beattie, Dillanos Coffee
Darrin Daniel, Allegro Coffee Co.
Jared Durham, Sisters Coffee
Mike Ebert, Specialty Coffee Consultant
Peter Giuliano, SCAA Symposium
Karen Gordon, Coffee Holding Company
Sevan Istanboulian, Cafe Mystique Coffee Inc.
Dr. Joseph John, Josuma Coffee Co.
Scott Merle, La Minita
David Pohl, Farmer Brothers
Joseph Rivera, Coffeechemistry.com
Donald N. Schoenholt, Gillies Coffee
Paul Thornton, Coffee Bean International
Spencer Turer, Coffee Analysts
Geoff Watts, Intelligentsia Coffee

Business Manager
Jim Fadden

Social Media Director
Noland Hoshino

Copy Editors
Kelly Stewart, kelly@roastmagazine.com
Elizabeth Skladany

Daily Coffee News Publisher
Nick Brown

Roast magazine is published bi-monthly by JC Publishing.
Subscriptions are $30/year for subscribers in the United States, $40/year for Canada, and $60/year for all other countries. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher.
Copyright © 2013
Roast magazine. All rights reserved.

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