This is definitely a “throw-back” post. I wanted to share these images sooner, but since I was too busy beforehand now seemed as good a time as any.

I shot a series of photos for a contest with the Oregon Coffee Board that would convey the process and journey coffee goes on from its cultivation on a farm halfway across the world, to the Roasting process, the crafting process, and eventually the enjoyment it brings to people such as you or myself. Roaster Jon Walz, Baristas Justin Dedini and Kymberly Winchell, and Bakery Cafe Owner Noah Cable of Lauretta Jean’s all participated in making the shoot a fun and successful evening. In the end I received the award for Best Photo in show under the professional category (ironically it was the above image that won the contest–a photo taken on a work trip to El Salvador) and won a Dalla Corte espresso machine.

Thanks OCB, Water Avenue Coffee, and Dalla Corte for this opportunity and your support!

Production Roaster Jon Walz at Water Avenue Coffee
Production Roaster Jon Walz at Water Avenue Coffee
Production Roaster Jon Walz at Water Avenue Coffee
Barista Justin Dedini makes a latte for customer Noah Cable
Kymberly Winchell and Jon Walz enjoying drinks at Water Avenue Coffee