just got forwarded an excerpt from a correspondence written by John Sanders in Rwanda:
"i am in rwanda as i type. holding the national barista championships, with Lamarzocco and
Compak. We only have one grinder Peter Oweti brought from Kenya and
there may be a grinder coming from Uganda."
...and so i just wanted to put the road to the wbc in perspective. grinder debates etc. i've got a bit of fury roaming around in my person that i hope turns into something productive. i hope that some of the companies bringing in rwandan coffee, and pretty much any african coffees (last yrs ethiopian barista championships were cancelled) are considering ways of improving parity. i know some already are, but i also know some folks were hard to find when donations were sought.
here's to everybody working for free, donating time and expertise, money when possible and grinders when necessary.
ps. the grinder from uganda arrived in time.