Tristan Coulter is a coffee roaster, small business owner, and newly minted beer geek in his own right. I've know him for three years — and in that time I've come to know him as a genuine, patient, optimistic man with a tinkerer's heart. He can never leave well-enough alone, and it's serving him well as Gaslight Coffee Roasters morphs from a small coffee shop into a neighborhood cafe with an amazing chef. He's also been breaking in to the beer world with a few coffee beer collaborations — most notably with 5 Rabbit Cerveceria on the Yodo con Leche porter that took second place at the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers this past year.
Tristan and I are about to embark on a trip to Costa Rica together with 5 Rabbit founder, Andres Araya in search of their next great coffee collaboration. And with Uppers & Downers on our heels this weekend, it was a perfect time to share Tristan with you all.