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The Final Countdown

Man, I sure wish we could add audio to this thing. I urge you to sing along to the classic Europe song as you read… I’m sooo stoked about the SCAA and USBC next week! A week from today, Ken and I will leave Portland and head for Minneapolis where … Read more →

Babies babies everywhere

Ken and I just found out that Ken’s cousin Tim and his wife, Elisa, just had a baby boy yesterday. So that makes us… what? Cousin uncle and aunt? What is the kid, Tanner they named him, to us? Our cousin-phew? We’re confused. Also, Ken is miffed that they didn’t … Read more →

Schultz Sues to Keep Sonics in Seattle

Ok, so this isn’t exactly coffee news, however, it’s important to note when Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz does something right, and it looks like he’s in the midst of doing just that according to this story from the Seattle Times. Of course, it would have been better if he hadn’t … Read more →

Ragu Bolognese

Congratulations to Chris Baca! I was about to post this earlier, and I’m sure it will be buried by the posts from Sarah and Steve about the fantastic time they had this weekend at the WRBC 2008, but I can’t help myself. The latest issue of one of my favorite … Read more →

Western Regional Underway

The Western Regional Barista Competition gets underway this morning in beautiful Berkeley, California, home to no nukes, dirty hippies and my in-laws. Sarah is actually at the event, acting as emcee along with Jana Oppenheimer, and she’ll be reporting on events here on pasteboard when she gets a chance. Host … Read more →

Winning Women in Western Australia

The times they are a changin’…… the Australian Barista Championship has reached the half way mark, where last weekend in Perth, Western Australia the regional championship was held to find a representative from the west who will join 8 others at the ABC in Melbourne on May 3-4th. I thought … Read more →

And in other news…

Alright, so apparently there’s some coffee company called Starbucks, and they’ve had a lot going on lately. Fine. But guess what? Coffee’s a big world, and some of our favorite coffee folks have had a few great things going on of their own. First up, Alterra Coffee Roasters in Milwaukee, … Read more →

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