Meet this awesome Joyrider - Anders Crabo is a Pomona grad, denim enthusiast and the brains behind our Equipment Tech operation.
Pomona College, Chemistry.
Chemistry major? How did you get into coffee?
While studying abroad in Stockholm, I happened upon a public cupping at Swedish roaster Johan & Nyström's concept cafe. Johan & Nyström introduced me to the coffee world that exists outside of Starbucks and coffee machines. I took home a Hario v60 and a hand grinder and have been experimenting ever since.
What is your first coffee memory?
My dad ordering quadruple espressos from Starbucks. Or the Frappuccino craze.
What is your role at Joyride?
On paper, Sales and Equipment. In practice, a little bit of everything.
Where do you see the coffee industry being in a few years?
I think sourcing will become more meticulous, brewing methods more interesting and varied, and espresso machines more insane. Small-batch roasting will become the norm. I hope the market will allow small roasters to continue popping up and that developments in brewing technology won't eliminate the need of skilled baristas. Honestly, it's too difficult to state what I think here.
Do you think the artisanal coffee industry has the potential to become a global trend? Or is it limited to the U.S.?
Yes. Scandinavia, Japan, and elsewhere have already caught on.
When people leave toothpaste tubes uncapped and cereal bags unsealed.
Coffee, fashion, denim, craft beer, gastronomy.
I'm laziest when something is within reach.
A bicycle ride or hike and a picnic.
Chinatown is up there.
Trap, deep house, and Top 40 hip-hop.
Anything by Bolaño and Salinger. Although I don't love The Catcher in the Rye.
Favorite Cup of Coffee?
Favorite Alcoholic Beverage?
Generally, Northwest IPAs. Currently, farmhouse ales.
Favorite Non-Alcoholic Beverage?
Besides coffee, either chocolate milk or sparkling water.
------------------------- To reach Anders directly, send an email to Anders@joyridecoffee.com