2016 was a massive year for Talor Browne. First she passes on the baton at Tim Wendelboe as head roaster…Next she steps up to the lectern and delivers a ground breaking talk on mental health issues in the coffee industry at Colab Antwerp, then takes the stage in Dublin for Re:Co to prove the value of women in specialty coffee…After that she embarks on an empirical roasting-device-comparison research project and heads out to Estonia to relate her findings at the amazing Roasters Guild of Europe event.
Shortly after this she launches a roasting company creating probably the most original coffee branding in third wave history, which leads straight to point: 2017 ain’t slowing down. Talor is coming to Prufrock on the 4th of March to give a talk called ‘Value: The Relevance of Quality.’
Talor’s coffee history takes her back to 2006: St Ali, before Brother Budan or Seven Seeds were even imagined. She worked at the immaculate Market Lane and the buzzing Auction Rooms too. Years go by, she helps the fantastic Paris based Coutume opening new locations before moving to Oslo in 2012 where she takes a roasting position at Tim Wendelboe spending three years as head roaster. This company is most coffee people’s idea of the best roasting company in the world and we don’t often have any reason to disabuse people of this opinion ourselves.
Now Talor has parted ways with coffee-Valhalla, joined forces with Jørgen, and together these two technicolor coffee detectives come to confront the relevance of coffee quality. Judging by the coffee we have been retailing from them for the last two months, they think it’s very relevant.