About the site
I’ve been writing about coffee since 2011. A vast majority of my writing has been in a blog format, which is simply a bunch of discreet articles organized by date, category, tags, etc. As of this writing, I have over 100 articles about different aspects of coffee.
In 2014, I moved to SE Asia with my wife. I naively thought I would be able to start up a coffee business in another country just as easily as I could in my own. However, it has proven to be a very difficult and expensive task. Since I’m no longer selling roasted coffee, I started using my blog as my main webpage. You can still access my old storefront at legacy.oilslickcoffee.com/ but I am no longer updating or actively using it.
Now that I am no longer selling roasted coffee, the main focus for Oil Slick Coffee is providing information as a product instead of roasted coffee. With that transition from a physical product to an informational product, I’ve made what used to be the blog into the main site, with information the focus instead of roasted coffee.
About the author
I got serious about coffee when I bought my first roaster; an electric HotTop roaster designed for home use. This allowed me to start learning how to roast coffee and that lead me down the rabbit hole that is coffee. One never finishes learning about coffee—it’s such a complex product and that is certainly the case for me. My journey to learn as much as I can about coffee may have started with roasting but has since progressed through brewing, cupping, and now producing and processing. Being located in SE Asia, within close proximity to coffee farms has inspired me to learn as much as I can about the supply-side of the industry.
Along with seven years in the industry, I have a number of coffee certifications:
- First and foremost I am an Authorised Specialty Coffee Trainer (AST), licensed to train barista, roasting, and sensory modules.
- Q-Processor, Pro
As you can see with my certifications, I’m slowly walking my way along the supply chain towards production and processing, where I want to focus a lot of my energy and time while I’m here, in SE Asia.
If you’d like to learn or discuss more, feel free to contact me.