What’s it like when a bunch of coffee roasters get together? by Eric | Sep 3, 2012 | Coffee Gear & Geekery, News and Deals There's cupping And some cupping.... Cupping gets messy. Espresso.... Baristas!!1 Oh yeah - roasting. And more roasting. Too many cooks, so to speak. Lots of beans are sacrificed.... Did I mention cupping? And amazing food. I say again - uh-maz-ing And it's always in a great location! Roasters Guild Retreat 2012 – Skamania Lodge, Stevenson WA. All for the sake of great coffee. Someone’s gotta do it.