About the Author
Hanna Neuschwander has written extensively about the quality-based coffee-roasting movement in the Pacific Northwest for publications including "Portland Monthly, Willamette Week", and "Edible Portland". She began her career in coffee working as a barista and has since judged regional barista competitions and written for "Barista Magazine". She also writes about food and has produced several travel guides, including "Secret Portland" and "Secret Vancouver".
Between the hours of nine and five, she is the communications director for the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College and the managing editor of "Democracy & Education", an academic journal of progressive education theory.
Hanna lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, where they possess an entire kitchen cabinet full of devices for making coffee. She pollutes her morning cup with one sugar and a spoonful of cream, but takes all afternoon espresso neat.