Rodrigo Chavez is the Coffee Research Center’s Project & Training Coordinator. His expertise in coffee ranges from being a coffee grower in Guatemala to purchasing a specialty coffee roasting and commercialization facility here in College Station, Texas called What’s The Buzz.
“I enjoy traveling and learning about other cultures. I have had the opportunity to travel throughout most of Europe, North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean.” From each place he visits, he collects coins and bills. Besides working with “coffee” Rodrigo enjoys cooking and mixing flavors from other cultures. Outside of the coffee industry, Rodrigo is fond of building or remodeling older homes or industrial warehouses and turning them into lofts or office space.
To give you an example of what dishes Rodrigo conjures up:
- Shrimp Tamales using tikka masala or curry sauce.
- Grilling caramelized bacon and onions (brown sugar and pepper), chorizo burgers filled with blue cheese topped with mango/ ginger/ habanero/ cilantro chutney on ciabatta buns.
- Pizza dough using honey or molasses as a yeast booster which gives a sweeter taste with toppings like pesto sauce and prosciutto, shrimp, caramelized figs and goat cheese.
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