Slayer: “An Irrational Exercise in Exuberance”
Nov 11, 2009
Bean Scene Magazine (click here to view) in Melbourne featured Slayer as the cover story for their November issue. The article was an over-the-top free association on Slayer and I just loved it. I especially enjoyed the way Steve captured the essence of Slayer as “an irrational exercise in exuberance” because this joy in creating a new super-functional machine that celebrates the human element illuminates our path even now.
You can read everything in the issue, but one final feature of the article worth noting is the way Slayer the machine is described in the context of the important new ways independent roasters and retailers are considering their business. They are making money with coffee, raising the bar on quality for their customers, and doing good at origin through innovative thinking and exploration. . . and action. Even if you are not roasting your own coffee, it is possible to align your cafe with an independent Third Wave roaster who is.
My thanks to Steve Agi, the editor of Bean Scene, coffee fanatic, and beloved “caffiend”. Your article was terrific!
Eric in Seattle