Ni-how. Hello. I always find it fun learning a bit of the language that I’m going to be immersed in, but unfortunately I always wait until the last minute. I followed suit for the Tamper Tantrum Live tour that I toured around with A Film About Coffee a few months ago. It was an honor to be on tour with some pioneers and clear leaders in the current coffee industry. The dates for the trip fell right between an extremely successful Tokyo premiere (link to blog about Tokyo) and a brief series of UK screenings in London. The lineup for Tamper Tantrum was strong, here’s a list of all of the speakers and links to what they are doing currently in the industry.
Aida Batlle, 5th Generation El Salvadorian Coffee Farmer
Kim Elena Ionescu, Counter Culture Coffee Buyer & Sustainability Manager
Brandon Loper, Director of “A Film About Coffee”
James Hoffmann, Owner of Square mile Coffee Roasters
Hidenori Izaki, 2014 World Barista Champion, Marayuma Coffee Co. Ltd
Shanghai & Taipei Only:
Matt Perger, 2012 World Brewer’s Cup Champion, 2nd 2013 World Barista Championship, St Ali & Sensory Lab