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Specialty coffee is a matter of choice; not a beverage of chance
Mr. Turer began his coffee career in 1994 as a Barista/Café Manager and began roasting coffee in 1995. His management experience includes coffee quality testing and product development, green coffee sourcing and supply relationships, green coffee trading and commodity market analysis, retail marketing, menu development and barista training. He has traveled to coffee producing countries throughout Central and South America, touring farms and mills, sourcing the world’s finest coffees.

Spencer is a Magna C** Laude graduate of Johnson & Wales University, earning degrees in Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management.
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Coffee Drinking Habits

Posted on May 19, 2008 at 3:26pm 1 Comment

I was wondering about the recent statistics and opinions that were tossed about at the recent Specialty Coffee Association trade show.

FOHBOH may be a great place to research a few opinions of restaurant and foodservice folks......

Are you seeing a change in drinking habits from coffee drinkers? Less cappucicno and cafe latte's and more drip brew orders?

Are you still reeiving inquiries from consumers for cappuccino, espresso and cafe latte?

Are your… Continue

Specialty Coffee Associaiton Trade Show & Conference

Posted on April 17, 2008 at 12:58pm 0 Comments


Specialty Coffee Association of America

20th Annual Conference and Exhibition

Minneapolis, Minnesota

May 2-5, 2008

The theme for this year’s conference, “Roots,” revisits the foundation of our specialty coffee industry: regional, independent, forward-thinking coffee companies joining together to share information, ideas and strategies, while creating… Continue

Trends in Coffee: Quality is Back in Fashion

Posted on March 30, 2008 at 6:05pm 5 Comments

Hello -

Attached is an article which I wrote that is published in the Michigan Restaurant Association magazine.

Trends in Coffee: Quality is Back in Fashion


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At 9:52am on August 18, 2008,
Tony Martinez
Hey Spencer! I too am a grad of the Providence campus...'92. It's nice to see others from good 'ol P-town here.

I hope all is well and I look forward to connecting with you sometime.
At 7:19pm on May 19, 2008, Andy Swingley said…
Spencer, thanks for joining the Leadership group! I hope you find some helpful insights in the topics.

Have a great day!
At 1:01pm on April 29, 2008, Carrie Lynn said…

Organic, free trade, shade grown, I hear these things alot in coffee now a days. Is the trend here to stay? Does it really mean better coffee?

Lets be friends!
At 3:19pm on April 15, 2008, Jennifer said…
Right back at ya! Let's keep each other in the coffee loop. :)
At 9:36am on April 15, 2008, Jennifer said…
I completely agree that quality coffee is back in fashion, which is good news for everyone like myself and our company, Omoma Coffee, who only produce 100% Arabica coffee. For us, it's a 50+ year old family business, but we just brought our roasted coffee to the US a couple of years ago, and we're getting noticed because our coffee is the real deal.
At 6:14am on April 12, 2008, Marc Oppen said…
We expect to open the Bonefish Grill in Marlton, NJ in November.
At 5:35pm on April 3, 2008,
Ed Viser
Spencer; whatsup? hey, thanks! I am glad to be here.

Let me know where you will be staying at SCAA
At 2:32pm on April 3, 2008, Jason Haeger said…
Spencer, thanks for the invite!
At 5:04pm on March 31, 2008,
Dan Ziegler

I didn't know you went to J&W and did you know that you graduated with ME! Culinary , providence, 1989???? Wholly crap, go figure.

Where did you live freshman year? Drop me an e-mail.

At 5:11am on March 30, 2008, The Tortilla Guy said…
Hey Spencer what does Mitsui Foods have ? tell me more ?




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