Chad Kelley

Chad Kelley

Roasting Coffee
Coffee Alternatives
Brewing Coffee


  • Professional chef with a specialization in the intricacies of coffee and its preparation.
  • Graduate of the prestigious California Culinary Academy with a degree in Culinary Arts.
  • Extensive collaborations with local coffee roasters in Dallas, bringing in-depth knowledge of bean selection, roasting, grinding, and brewing styles.


Chad Kelley is not just a chef; he's a gastronomic connoisseur. With a deep-seated passion for all things culinary, he has taken a keen interest in one of the world's most beloved beverages: coffee. Through his writings, he endeavors to demystify the world of coffee for avid drinkers, explorers of new brewing processes, and even those seeking caffeine alternatives. His commitment to keeping information simple, relatable, and easy to digest ensures that every reader, from novice to expert, leaves with newfound knowledge and appreciation. When he's not penning down his insights, Chad offers his expertise as a consultant and mentor, helping budding chefs and restaurateurs carve their niche.


Chad's culinary journey began at the esteemed California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, where he honed his skills and graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts in 2000. But his education didn't stop there. Collaborating closely with a local coffee roaster in Dallas, Chad delved deep into the art and science of coffee. This collaboration allowed him to learn the intricacies of selecting the perfect beans, understanding the unique roasting requirements of each type, and mastering the optimal grinding and brewing techniques. This unique blend of culinary and coffee expertise is evident in every piece he writes, whether on his site,, or elsewhere.

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