Past Releases

MCP#004: Cameron Heath

MCP#004: Cameron Heath

“Every summer, I rewatch Lost. It’s a terrible show but I still do it every year.” No reason, no explanation. This is a ritual Cameron Heath, our featured roaster for the month of June, engages in every year. Rewatching shows is probably a pastime many of us can harken back to—we at Matchbook are fans of watching the same episodes of Parks and Recreation over and over—and there’s definitely some parallels to roasting that weren’t lost on us. Repeating roast curves, pulling the trier out...


MCP #003: Sandra Elisa Loofbourow

MCP #003: Sandra Elisa Loofbourow

We’ve been stuck on the idea of ‘capturing’ the essence of Sandra—or Sandi as she’s known by her mom—because there doesn’t seem to be a way to capture her. Not fully. Not through one medium. When we asked Sandra to describe herself, she pointed to different music videos and songs, like this one she describes as ‘herself as a kid,’ or this one she points to illustrating her love of tango, which she’s been dancing since she was 14.

MCP #002: Tony Querio

MCP #002: Tony Querio

Circular experiences permeate Tony’s life, from his experiences growing up in a small town in Michigan (“there was only one stoplight”) to his ultimate job as the green coffee buyer and final decision maker for all things coffee. “I think everyone assumes that their childhood experiences are normal. In my family when we get together, most of the time we plan where we’re gonna eat, and they still live in that one stoplight town,” he shares, reflecting on the unique importance his family put on food and tasting new things. “My family would make me an exotic fruit basket for Easter…and now I’m in a sensory-based job. I can obsess over those things that were just what we did normally.”

MCP #001: Jamie Smith

MCP #001: Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith is a badass. There’s sort of no other way to describe her. You could say things like she’s talented (which she is) or that she’s a blast to hang out with (she is) or that she’s reliable to a fault (she’ll be there if she’s says she’s gonna be there, damn), but all those descriptors don’t feel like enough. To speak about her is to share a crazy story or a meaningful experience. Initially thinking she was quiet and reserved, one of my first
memories is cupping alongside her and a table of coffees she roasted, and after tasting one of the samples, she threw her spoon on the table and yelled, “NAILED IT!”