Author Archive: Ron Walters

Ron Walters, co-founder of Coffee Review, manages business operations, including CoffeeReview.com, marketing, and social media. He conceived of and helped pioneer the development of 100-point reviews in the specialty coffee industry. For the past twenty years, he has been engaged in strategy, marketing, and management of specialty food and beverage businesses.

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Washington Loves Coffee, But Not As Much As …

Washington Loves Coffee, But Not As Much As …

Based on reader feedback regarding last week’s  “Who Cares About Coffee Anyway” blog post, it was clear that we needed to dig deeper than a top 10 list of coffee cities (based on per capita Coffee Review readership).  Numerous readers asked where their hometown ranked.  We decided that we needed to expand the list, perhaps […]

By July 23, 2013 Read Article
Who Cares About Coffee Anyway?

Who Cares About Coffee Anyway?

Well, Coffee Review certainly does.  Given that you’re reading this post, you probably care.  The roughly one million people who visit CoffeeReview.com each year care, at least enough to visit.  But what we’re really trying to get at is which cities are most interested in coffee… most passionate about coffee, if you will? To answer […]

By July 17, 2013 Read Article
A Brief, Early History of 100-Point Coffee Reviews

A Brief, Early History of 100-Point Coffee Reviews

I was curious who received the first 90-point coffee review, which lead me to re-read the first Coffee Review article from 1997. Wow! “I have been convinced that the time has come to start assigning numerical rankings to cuppings as my counterparts have been doing for some time with wines, beers and cigars. These rankings […]

By June 21, 2013 Read Article
Coffee Shops in Portland

Coffee Shops in Portland

Portland, my home town, is a great place to drink just about anything.  We have outstanding local craft beers, micro-distillers, world-class pinot noir from nearby Willamette Valley, and, yes, some amazing coffee roasters and coffee shops.  Stumptown, Portland Roasting, and Kobos come to mind.  If you’re looking for a place to grab a quality cup, […]

By January 26, 2010 Read Article