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By Greg Stiles, Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Dec. 29--The Specialty Coffee Association of America has tapped Mellelo Coffee Roasters for its TOPS award for excellence in specialty coffee retailing once again.
There are reasons beyond the obvious why an industry panel has singled out Mellelo Coffee two years in a row.
"You have to demonstrate that you have on-going training in coffee knowledge, retailing and customer service," says owner Sal Mellelo.
He suggests methodology sets apart his expanding company as much as his distinct blends.
Mellelo Coffee Roasters routinely brews its coffee at …