Shawn Steiman, Ph.D, is a coffee scientist, Q-grader, and consultant. His company, Coffea Consulting, assists and educates farmers, roasters, retailers, and consumers on a variety of coffee issues, from seed to cup. Steiman regularly presents seminars, workshops, and tastings for both public and private events. He has authored numerous articles in scientific journals, trade magazines, newsletters, and newspapers. He is the author of The Hawai‘i Coffee Book and is a co-editor of Coffee- A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry. He is also co-owner and Chief Science Officer of Daylight Mind Coffee Company.