KEVIN KNOX, Vice President and coffee buyer for Allegro and former coffee specialist for Starbucks, is the country's leading coffee expert.
JOE MONAGHAN is National Sales Manager for Espresso Specialists, Inc. He has also operated several espresso carts in Seattle, Washington. JULIE SHELDON HUFFAKER is a freelance writer specializing in coffee-industry subjects. Her background includes working with Starbuck's Coffee Company on public relations and retail training.