Last week, the editor of the Sunday Op-Ed section of Newsday contacted Sarah and asked her to write an editorial on the recent shakeup at Starbucks — you know, when Howard Schultz replaced Jim Donald as Starbucks’ CEO with hopes of returning the company to its original mission (and no, … Read more →
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Oh, how I would love to be reporting that Barista Magazine bought the Portland Trailblazers from Paul Allen, especially after the Blazers edged the Bulls last night in double overtime 115-109. But our real news is pretty killer, too: Beginning today, Barista Magazine will be available in its entirety online. … Read more →
Here’s the second part of Tone and Sonja wedding greeting to me and Ken! (So that means the video in the post below this one is part 1). WARNING: If you can’t view this video (maybe if you’re using Firefox. It shows up if you open the blog in Safari), … Read more →
Yes, Ken and I have a good excuse for being a little slow on the pasteboard postings considering we had our wedding last week and also our concern for those plagued by wildfire worries and devastation in Southern California. It’s been a crazy week for all of us in good … Read more →
This is Spacey the kat. i blog now. I am sellin Burista Megazine tshirtz now. They cost $twenty dollars and they are SO fly. They got a fat kat like ME on em. Buy em on Burista Megazine’s website or at Cuffee Fest Seettle, November 9-11, when my mum and … Read more →
Spacey the cat says we have been doing a piss-poor job updating the blog on a regular basis (sorry dude — we’re kinda spent from Sweden and the magazine)… So, being the resourceful kitty that he is, Spacey took over this morning. .
Hey guys, In addition to Sarah and my written and photographic coverage of the Nordic Barista Cup in Sweden this past weekend, there was a professional video crew on site to create videos withe Sarah playing the host throughout the event. Check them out here: http://nordicbaristacup.com/index2.php?menuid=142&parent=9
A professional marketing and design consultant evaluated all five cafés and has determined that Finland’s was the best! He said they were friendly but not annoying, the design was lovely but not overwhelming, and their tactics were smart and creative for gathering customers. Go Finland!!
You can check out video highlights of the NBC online now at You can see a video welcome to the event here. Here, World Barista Champion, James Hoffmann, is interviewed by Barista Magazine’s Sarah Allen. And you can find all sorts of other videos at the Nordic Barista Cup website, … Read more →
The investors here put most of their funds into Team Finland’s café based on their presentation of their business plan, but everyone at the NBC would like to know what you think. So here are the business plans of all five teams as PowerPoint presentations that you can review for … Read more →