Hi! My name is Michelle Johnson and I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I write and post some things on my website, The Chocolate Barista and run marketing at Barista Hustle, the educational brainchild of Matt Perger based out of Melbourne, Australia.
We were lucky to get invited to MOLAA in Long Beach for a talk by UCI professor Dr. Steven C. Topik. The talk was filled with history and filled in some gaps of why Latin America coffee is setup the way it is today.