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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Emily Puro | Editor

Emily brings more than 10 years of experience as a journalist and editor to Roast. Her articles and essays have been published in Writer’s Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, Portland Monthly, Northwest Palate, The Oregonian and numerous other publications, and she spent five years editing an award-winning parenting magazine before joining the Roast team. Emily enjoys researching new topics and is eager to learn as much as she can about coffee and coffee roasting. She is passionate about writing and journalism and is committed to maintaining the standard of excellence readers expect in the pages of Roast. She can be contacted at emily@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
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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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Claire Harriman | Operations Manager

Claire has over 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations and sales in financial services and real estate, specializing in project management and communications across print and digital channels. She looks forward to bringing her experience to the publishing industry and she's thrilled to be part of the amazing Roast team. Claire can be reached at claire@roastmagazine.com.
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Nick Brown | Daily Coffee News, Editorial Director

The editorial director of Roast Magazine's Daily Coffee News, Nick has spent his entire career as a full-time reporter and editor, from hard news to monthly magazines. His editorial work has earned individual and group awards from associations including the New England Newspaper & Press Association, the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Western Publishing Association. When not chasing stories, Nick has worked as a marketing consultant for numerous coffee companies, and he occasionally teaches nonfiction writing at a local college. 
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Howard Bryman | Daily Coffee News, Associate Editor

The associate editor of Roast Magazine's Daily Coffee News, Howard Bryman enjoys scrutinizing coffee almost as much as drinking it. With roots in journalism and publishing sustained for years by work as a barista, trainer and manager, his experiences as a roaster's apprentice, origin tourist and equipment tinkerer were accrued more or less for fun. Writing and coffee for him fit together like a tamper in a portafilter.

Business Manager
Jim Fadden

Social Media Director
Noland Hoshino

Copy Editors
Kelly Stewart

Editorial Board

Phil Beattie, Dillanos Coffee
Darrin Daniel, Allegro Coffee Co.
Mike Ebert, Specialty Coffee Consultant
Peter Giuliano, SCAA Symposium
Karen Gordon, Coffee Holding Company
Robert Hoos, Nossa Familia Coffee
Sevan Istanboulian, Cafe Mystique Coffee Inc.
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

Roast magazine is published bi-monthly by JC Publishing.
Subscriptions are $35/year for subscribers in the United States, $55/year for Canada, and $65/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 © 2017
Roast magazine. All rights reserved.

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