Ok, first a teeny bit more explanation about what went down at the Speciality Coffee of America Exposition (SCAA) in Anaheim (to catch all your asses up, we posted last week about how this chick from Coffea Cultura apparently left the conference early after a run-in from some combative ex-pat Gorilla employees). Here's some more:
"It ended for me after encountering some of the ex-Gorilla Coffee baristas who were just looking for people to abuse, while contemplating the horrible Database Cafe booth of anti-Obama literature. What did that have to do with coffee anyway, and why did the baristas attack me, just for engaging in a conversation with the interesting woman working the booth? I do not know, but it soured my mind and I left for the airport immediately."
Also, Table Turner left this comment on the above referenced FIPS post:
"This is so not surprising. i was at the conference in question and been in the biz many years. bearing in mind that our business was BUILT on slave trade, oppression and exploitation, i never saw a bigger group of self aggrandizing, over entitled HATERS in coffee than this years slag off "barista" contingent. i got the feeling these gorilla kids are the new lizard kings of this whole subculture. So unprofessional and very discouraging to those of us trying to inspire poeple through coffee."
At this point, I'm pretty sure that the only person who could get to the bottom of this whole situation is Chris fucking Matthews. Honestly, my head is spinning from all this shit, but still: I CAN'T GET ENOUGH.