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The Coffee World’s top Beans share their knowledge and skills


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George Howell - Keynote Speaker

George Howell founded Coffee Connection in Cambridge, MA in 1974. He grew Coffee Connection into 24 company-owned stores throughout New England, and sold his high-quality popular coffee company to Starbucks in 1994. After being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Specialty Coffee Association of America in 1996, he returned to coffee-traveling world-wide, and in 1997 worked on models of economic sustainability for coffee farmers for the United Nations and the International Coffee Organization. This led directly to the co-founding of the 1999 Cup Of Excellence program, designed to help break the commodity/price cycle in the specialty coffee industry. Howell, educated at Yale University, lives in Wayland, MA, and travels extensively to coffee producing farms. In 2004 he created George Howell Coffee, which specializes in single estate coffees and pioneers in raising quality coffee standards to much higher levels. In 2007 Howell was awarded the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe’s highest honor, the Better Coffee World Award. George recently returned to his cafe roots opening his first cafe, George Howell Coffee, in Newtwonville, MA.

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Jim Schulman

Jim Schulman is a scholar and Sherlock Holmes-level amateur espresso and water expert, based online at Jim will be demonstrating his home espresso techniques at CoffeeCon 2014’s Home Espresso presentation. He will also be presenting his definitive water class.

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Kevin Sinnott

Kevin Sinnott is best-selling coffee author and blogger at He became known after publishing objective coffee brewer reviews, realizing brewers are the hardware to coffee beans’ software. He is CoffeeCon’s creator and host and co-presenter of Creating a Home Brewing Coffee Experience workshop.