It has taken me over two years to decide that Twitter does indeed serve a purpose. And one of the reasons I’ve decided that this is the case is the bird’s eye view Twitter gives into the ins and outs of the coffee industry at home and abroad. Here are 30 coffee people I think are worth following, including a liberal smattering of people from the Brisbane coffee scene.
1. @CoffeeGeek – possibly the Coffee twittersphere’s most regular contributor, the man behind the ever popular coffeegeek.com fills his twitter stream with coffee tips, rumours, and the odd geek out about food and photography.
From: Tonx’s Flickr Stream.
6. @RichardManley – Brisbane coffee geek, home roaster, constant stream of thought provoking coffee related goodness.
8. @cupcoffee – West End’s best coffee. Possibly Brisbane’s best coffee. Provides great insight into the ins and outs of running a specialty coffee house (and roastery) in Brisbane (see also @cupespresso, @cupmccann).
11. @bnecoffee (@petergraham) – this guy has been reviewing Brisbane’s coffee scene for much longer than me. Worth following to keep abreast of coffee scene developments.
12. @BunkerCoffee – one of Brisbane’s top 5 cafes, and a quickfire Twitterer who is super keen to be helpful regarding all things coffee.
15. @barista_kane – Head barista and coffee dude at the Corner Store Cafe, and a funny guy.
17. @mercanta – Coffee hunters, responsible for sourcing and supplying good coffee from around the world.
18. @coavacoffee – the innovators behind the metallic Aeropress disk, and the Coava Kone chemex brewer. Amongst other things.
19. @coffee_alchemy – One of Sydney’s leading coffee tweeps.
21. @coffeecommon – The champions of coffee at this year’s TED conference.
22. @BeanSceneEd – A great coffee industry mag.
24. @CremaMagazine – Another great coffee industry mag
25. Ssccoottiiee – Scott Callaghan, 2010 Australian Barista Champion
29. @7seeds – another luminary from the Melbourne coffee scene.