Coffea Consulting is the premier global advisor for enhancing and promoting coffee quality at every stage of the production chain – from the planted seed to the brewed cup. Because the way coffee is grown, processed, handled, and sold is just as important as how it tastes, Coffea Consulting also works towards establishing sustainable production systems.
With a commitment to decision making based on scientific evidence, Coffea Consulting will address the needs of your coffee-related business. Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, this company is uniquely qualified to translate research on every subject of coffee science into practical, useful information for you.
Through our unique array of services, Coffea Consulting can help you, your friends, and your customers taste and think about coffee in a whole new way!
Coffea Consulting is owned and operated by Shawn Steiman. Shawn holds MS and PhD degrees from the University of Hawai‘i in the field of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences.He has researched various aspects of coffee science, including horticulture, biochemistry, entomology, brewing and sensory analysis. He is also a licensed Q-grader.
His passion and love of coffee inspired him to write The Hawai‘i Coffee Book: A Gourmet’s Guide from Kona to Kaua‘i. This book offers a comprehensive guide to coffee production and consumption while detailing the intricacies of the Hawai‘i coffee industry. He also co-edited and wrote some chapters in Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry. The book covers an array of coffee topics, devoting entire chapters to single ideas.
Our expertise is rooted in scientific research. We continue to explore and learn about coffee through experimentation, attending conferences and reviewing the latest scientific articles and other publications. Coffea Consulting is able to consolidate pre-existing literature for you in an accessible, easy to read report. We will also design and execute experiments to help you find the answers to your questions.