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Here's a 25-year-old Hawaiian Organ Donor

It was a bit overcast in Portland today, and we’d finished a bit of wedding planning work, a perfect excuse to see a movie Sarah and I have been waiting for all summer. We loved it. If you’re not easily offended (even if you are, really) you ought to see … Read more →

Editorial Advisory Posse

You may recall my editor’s letter in the June/July ’07 issue of Barista Magazine in which I said thank you and goodbye to our original editorial advisory board. They were an awesome group, and I especially appreciate their faith in Ken’s and my vision when Barista Mag was just a … Read more →

Want to go to Coffee Fest Seattle fer free?

We have a stack of free passes, so let me know if you want one, and I’ll mail it to ya. I love Coffee Fest Seattle — it’s such a great show for small coffee retailers, and this year it will be even better because both the Northwest Regional Barista … Read more →

Nordic Barista Cup – Unleashed!

Ever wanted to know what really goes on at the Nordic Barista Cup? Sure, you may have checked our Sarah’s and my live blogging of the event last year, something we’re doing again this year, where we write about the activities and post amusing, artistic and embarrassing pictures. And we … Read more →

Win stuff

Do you remember when we had a feature in Barista Magazine called “So…”? We would ask questions of people at trade shows and barista competitions, take their photos and print the whole thing in the magazine. But we thought it got kind of boring so we stopped doing it. Now … Read more →

Spiderpig

Ken and I went to see The Simpsons Movie yesterday at the little movie theater up the street from our house, Cinemagic. It was magic alright. We loved that frigging flick. It was worth every bit of the $4 ticket price, and we even got popcorn.

Matt Milletto & Kylene Elms Get Hitched

Yesterday, August 11, was an awesome day. Loads of great people gathered to witness the marriage of Matt Milletto (of Bellissimo and the American Barista & Coffee School fame) and the beautiful Kylene Elms, whom many in the coffee industry know for her work with Oral Fixation and Innovated Products. … Read more →

Beach House

I’ve been without Internet for almost a whole week. It was insane for the first few days, then totally awesome once I got used to it. I was in Waldport, Oregon, with my parents and my sister. We rented a house right on the beach and I got to bring … Read more →

A Question of Priorities

So I’ve been back from Tokyo for 48 hours or so now, and in that span of time I’ve enjoyed a lovely pot of Stumptown’s new Hondouran Finca El Puente Matilda, a Tanzanian from Batdorf, and the ultimate decadence of a Stumptown’s Panama Esmeralda Especial. I greatly enjoyed the brews … Read more →

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