Dear Coffee Buyer is the first book dedicated to the profession of green coffee buying. Ryan Brown takes an in-depth look at coffee bean varieties, processing, origins, cupping, forecasting, and pricing. includes special interviews with other legendary coffee buyers and their take on the skills needed to begin a successful career in coffee buying. About the Author: Brown first made his mark with a groundbreaking green-coffee buying program at Ritual Roasters. He then established coffee programs at Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Tonx, Virmax, Blue Bottle, and more. Continue reading below.
From Scott Rao
“About five years ago, I began pestering my friend Ryan Brown to write a book about green-coffee buying. I thought Ryan was the perfect person to write such a book, as he was the most competent coffee buyer I’d ever encountered. It took those five years, but last year Ryan finally gave in and wrote the book. I’m pleased to say it’s a masterpiece.”
Read more of Scott’s thoughts on this book at his blog linked here.
About the book (continued)
Along the way, Brown takes an in-depth look at coffee bean varieties, processing, origins, cupping, forecasting, and pricing. He even interviews other legendary coffee buyers to get their take on the skills needed to begin a successful career in coffee buying. Dear Coffee Buyer will change the way a generation of baristas, roasters, and green buyers views ‘direct trade,’ seasonality, the Geisha variety, and the complex challenges of getting beans halfway around the world, from the farm to the cup.