Michael Allen Smith

mas@ineedcoffee.com

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Michael Allen Smith fell in love with coffee while attending college. Shortly after graduating college, he found himself in the Tampa Bay area far away from the good coffee he had at The Ohio State University. That is when he starting home roasting coffee. Less than a year later in April 1999, he launched the coffee website INeedCoffee.com. INeedCoffee.com has been going strong ever since with hundreds of articles and tutorials submitted by over one hundred contributors.

In 2007, Michael moved to America's coffee capitol Seattle, Washington. He has visited close to two hundred different coffee places in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver and met many of the top roasters and baristas in the country. Since 2009, Michael has been the Organizer of the Coffee Club of Seattle, which is a Meetup group of over 500 coffee enthusiants. Besides the social aspect of the group, the Coffee Club of Seattle partners with local coffee professionals for educational events such as coffee cuppings, brewing demonstrations and roasting tours. In addition to the @INeedCoffee Twitter account, Michael tweets occasionally from @CriticalMAS.

Unrelated to coffee, Michael has a personal blog at CriticalMAS.com which covers several topics including fitness, cooking and finance. He also shares code on his technical website Digital Colony.

April 2014 | Blending

March 2014 | Siem Reap, Cambodia

February 2014 | Popper

January 2014 | Portland, OR

November 2013 | Coffee Gear

November 2013 | French Press

October 2013 | iCoffee

October 2013 | Kona

August 2013 | Buying Club

August 2013 | Electric Kettle

July 2013 | Review

June 2013 | Victoria, BC

April 2013 | Genetics

March 2013 | Chemex

February 2013 | Oolong Tea

February 2013 | Popper

December 2012 | News

November 2012 | Detox

October 2012 | Gifts

October 2012 | Drink

July 2012 | Teeth Whitening

June 2012 | Vancouver

May 2012 | Genmaicha

April 2012 | Siphon

February 2012 | New Orleans

January 2012 | Data

November 2011 | Cold Weather

November 2011 | Etching

October 2011 | Economics

September 2011 | Journeys

August 2011 | Color Chart

July 2011 | Eva Solo

June 2011 | Stovetop Espresso

June 2011 | Oven

May 2011 | Press Pot

March 2011 | Observations

October 2010 | Latte Art

September 2010 | I Roast

July 2010 | Drinks

June 2010 | Party

May 2010 | Starbucks

May 2010 | Antioxidants

May 2010 | Wisdom

May 2010 | Phuket, Thailand

April 2010 | Buying A Roaster

April 2010 | Bodum Kettle

April 2010 | Tasting Notes

April 2010 | Instant Coffee

April 2010 | Essay

March 2010 | French Press

March 2010 | Rooibos

December 2009 | Bangkok, Thailand

November 2009 | Stir Crazy

November 2009 | Frank Sinatra

September 2009 | Pricing

August 2009 | Flu

July 2009 | Cereal

June 2009 | Tea Kettle Review

June 2009 | Top 10

May 2009 | Coffee Plant

May 2009 | Caffeine

May 2009 | Grand Canyon

April 2009 | Calories

April 2009 | Rev Billy

February 2009 | Cold Brew

August 2008 | Hawaii

May 2008 | Starbucks

April 2008 | Mugs

March 2008 | Mugs

March 2008 | Cold Weather

January 2008 | Caffeine

October 2007 | Coffee Cups

September 2007 | Ristretto

June 2007 | Brewing Options

August 2005 | Mexico

September 2004 | Senseo

May 2004 | Senseo

January 2003 | Dieting

August 2001 | Hearthware

April 2001 | Popper

March 2001 | Melitta

October 2000 | Marketing

September 2000 | Fresh Roast

February 2000 | Humor

February 2000 | Reviews

January 2000 | Roasting

January 2000 | Hearthware Precision

December 1999 | Shopping

November 1999 | Humor

November 1999 | Humor