Coffee Analysts has been providing testing and analysis services since 1996, serving a large variety of customers, from chain operators to micro-roasters. Our staff members have been directly involved in the coffee business for an average of 15 years, contributed or written a number of articles for leading trade and consumer journals, made numerous public appearances, conducted “cupping” seminars, appeared on radio and TV, and served as expert witnesses in legal proceedings.
The senior staff has extensive experience in all aspects and stages of coffee production, from buying and roasting green beans to production of the retail brew. Our sensory panel includes cuppers who are Q-Grader Certified, Cup of Excellence Judges, and United States Barista Championship Judges. We operate in an SCAA certifed laboritory. Senior personnel education is continued through regular trips to coffee-growing countries and constant monitoring of the coffee market, scientific studies, and consumer preferences. Other Coffee Analysts staff members develop their skills through training and regular participation in taste-testing panels.
Coffee Analysts is a proud supporter of Grounds for Health, an international non-profit that establishes sustainable cervical cancer prevention programs in coffee-growing countries. Coffee Analysts’ Dan Cox co-founded this non-profit organization in 1996, and has been heavily involved as a board member ever since.
As an early member of the SCAA, in 1984-1987 Dan was elected to three consecutive terms as national co-chairman of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, and was elected again in 1998-99 as Secretary/Treasurer. In 1993, he was presented with the Distinguished Service “Man of the Year” Award, and received the prestigious honor of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) which gathered in Portland, Oregon on April 19th, 2012 for its annual convention.