Kevin Knox demonstrating the Aerobie coffee press.

Kevin Knox, the famed coffee industry veteran, stopped by last week to check out our new dig and to play around on the Aerobie coffee press. Having worked for Allegro and Starbucks during the 80’s and early 90’s (back when the specialty coffee retail scene was still in its infancy, relatively speaking), Knox is a walking encyclopedia of coffee (you can read more about Knox here). Now working as a coffee consultant, he travels around the world in seeking to improve coffee practices worldwide. Perhaps to many people, he is best known for his book, Coffee Basics, a primer on specialty coffee and a must read for those new to the coffee world.