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SCAA 2008 Minneapolis Day 1
Author: Beata Siwinski
Posted: May 2, 2008
Article rating: 9.3
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Exploring the exhibition grounds
Posted by Beata Siwinski, 3:05pm Permalink to this blog entry

The first day of exhibition is almost over and I feel that I only visited less than a quarter of booths! I met a lot of new interesting people, some of them who used to live in Vancouver or who are of polish heritage - such a small world. Of course there is here abundance of various trade professionals, packaging and roaster manufacturers, espresso equipment and coffee farmers, everything you need to run a cafe or get involved in specialty coffee.

I noticed that a lot of companies are switching to eco-friendly materials or more enviromentally friendly production methods. One example is Whole Latte Love, who is packing their new line of organic coffees into biodegrable bags! This is fantastic and it's obvious that being ecologically friendly is now a trendy thing.

Here is some of the photo-highlights of second day in Minneapolis.

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Cafe de El Salvador Booth
A cupping demonstration of Salvadoran coffee
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Cafe de Mexico booth
Trying out a Mexican traditional costume
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Whole Latte Love
A new line of organic coffees packaged in biodegradable bags
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Whole Latte Love Booth
Gary Salzman who runs the company was busy all day answering a lot of questions.
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The Coffee Review
The man behind The Coffee Review, Kenneth Davids
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Ascaso
Ascaso Factory booth proudly displaying their beautiful espresso machines
Article rating: 9.3
Author: Beata Siwinski
Posted: May 2, 2008
feedback: (6) comments | read | write
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