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Ben Helfen
 
Ben Helfen
Wholesale Technical Services
Atlanta
404.916.2334

If you’ve ever been to a Thursday Night Throwdown, you have Ben Helfen to thank: Along with M’lissa Muckerman, Ben kicked off the latte-art contests from his then-home-base of Octane Coffee in Atlanta, GA. No stranger to rosettas himself, he also won the Millrock Latte Art competition in 2008, and has also competed in the Southeast Regional and United States Barista Championships, as well as the US Cup Tasters Championship, and the World Latte Art Championship.

He and his wife, Brooke, share their Georgia home with a canine daughter named Hatchet, Ben’s vast record collection, and an earth-shattering, jubilant shout of “Goooooal!” anytime Arsenal Football Club scores.

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In honor of Memorial Day Monday, May 26, our roasting and production facility will be closed and orders will be held for fulfillment until Tuesday, May 27. All orders placed Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 26, will be filled and shipped May 27 at which point your tracking information will be...
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Theme This week, we'll familiarize ourselves with the current versions of three of our year-round products: Big Trouble, Fast Forward, and Slow Motion. Style of Tasting: Freestyle! Cup them, pourover compare them, or choose three different brewing methods to emphasize different flavors...
Theme This week’s tasting offers a us tour of Nariño, Colombia, which is arguably the coffee giant’s best region for the production of high-quality coffee, in three coffees: La Florida, Rosales, and Jorge Avilio Cabrera. Style of Tasting: Set up a cupping of the three coffees and brew...