About the Author
Sherri Johns has been involved with the speciality coffee industry for 28 years. She began her career as a barista in San Francisco in 1976, and was recognized as that city's Champion Barista in 1982, 1983 and 1985. As owner/operator/chef of The Blue Note Cafe in San Francisco, she was recognized as serving the best cappuccino in North America by Travel & Leisure magazine. In 1990, Sherri joined Starbucks Coffee, for five years, facilitating the opening of 20 stores as the company's trainer and coffee specialist. As an author and photographer, Sherri is a regular columnist and feature writer for Fresh Cup Magazine and contributing writer to trade journals and international magazines. She is the author of How to Achieve Success in Specialty Coffee. Sherri and her husband are partners in WholeCup Coffee Consulting, located in Portland, Oregon.