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”

Brian W. Jones, Co-Founder of Supersonic Coffee & Editor of D.C.I.L.Y.

Stephen Leighton, Owner of Has Bean and Co Creator of Tamper Tantrum

James Hoffmann, Owner of Square mile Coffee Roasters

Busan Only: 

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

Stay tuned for the video online soon here. DSCF2142_1 DSCF2146 DSCF2151 DSCF2153 DSCF2181 DSCF2185 DSCF2188 DSCF2195 DSCF2214 DSCF2231 DSCF2237 DSCF2239 DSCF2249 DSCF2252 IMG_4970 IMG_4974 IMG_4979 IMG_4985 IMG_5005 IMG_5009 IMG_5017 IMG_5029 IMG_5041 IMG_5079 IMG_5094_1 IMG_5094 IMG_5143 IMG_5209 IMG_5213