CHEAT SHEET


/ AN ORIGIN, REGION, & VARIETAL GUIDE
Dustin Ryan Yu
S7


Dustin wrote a cheat sheet guide to origins, regions, and varietals for Season 07 ☕

Dustin has worked in coffee for over 4 years, and has experience in mostly green (unroasted) coffee, ranging from coffee sourcing, to sales, to quality control. He is a certified Q Grader, and has worked at cafes, with roasters, at a green coffee importer, and now is on the Leaderboard team 🖤

/ UNDERSTANDING DEFECTS TO BETTER TASTE YOUR COFFEE
Dustin Ryan Yu
S6


Dustin writes a guide on how to spot defects in your coffee (don't worry, it's okay that they're there sometimes!), and talks about how they might affect your tasting experience ☕

Dustin has worked in coffee for over 4 years, and has experience in mostly green (unroasted) coffee, ranging from coffee sourcing, to sales, to quality control. He is a certified Q Grader, and has worked at cafes, with roasters, at a green coffee importer, and now is on the Leaderboard team 🖤

/ BURUNDI DEEP DIVE
Ben Carlson + David Stallings
Long Miles Coffee Project

S3


We know there's a Burundi coffee in this season, it's up to you to find it.

Ben Carlson provides an overview of coffee production in Burundi and some of the history while David Stallings will be doing a sensory deep dive on identifying coffees from the Great Lakes Region and particularly Burundi 👀

/ TIPS ON IDENTIFYING ROASTER TYPE

S7


Felipe Pinzón shares his take on identifying roaster type for Leaderboard 🌬️🥁

Felipe has been working as Director of Experience at Libertario Coffee Roasters in Colombia since 2018. He currently manages and supports all their cafes in both Bogotá and Cartagena, and also trains baristas at their cafes with his developed recipes.

/ HOW TO USE THIRD WAVE WATER WITH LEADERBOARD
Third Wave Water

S6


Season 7 boxes contain Third Wave Water's different water profiles for coffee. They included their espresso and classic profiles, and write more on how to use them when playing Leaderboard.

The water you use in coffee is important. Third Wave Water are experts on water composition to help you brew better tasting coffee, improve consistency, and protect your machines.

/ IDENTIFYING ALTITUDE

Gabby Wright Deserre

S1


You're going to need a few tips and tricks to tackle those pesky SECTION B questions this season.

Gabby, based in Seattle, USA, is a former Coffee Trader + the Ecuador Sales Lead at Red Fox Coffee Merchants. She is a certified Q-Grader and also has her Q-Processing Level 1 certification.

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