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Ken

Kenneth R. Olson is co-founder and publisher of Barista Magazine the worldwide trade magazine for the professional coffee community. He has written extensively about specialty coffee, traveled near and far for stories, activities, and fun, and been invited to present on topics important to coffee culture. He is also an avid fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Washington Huskies. Go Blazers! Go Dawgs!

Who's Better, Who's Best

I think it’s always interesting to see what people outside of the coffee industry think when presented with high-quality coffee, or what they believe is … Read more →

Best of Luck

If you’re a sports fan, you already know that it’s been an amazing baseball season in Tampa. The Rays, worst team in the Major Leagues … Read more →

Grist for the Mill

When we lived in Seattle, I worked on a project for Grist.org, an online magazine of environmental news, so I was very pleased to see … Read more →

Had Enough of New York City?

Hope not. The Big Apple continues to shine, and independent coffee shops are getting their well-deserved props. As New York scene continues to boom, Time … Read more →

Bikini Baristas Attack!

Countdown with Keith Olbermann broke the story last night. To be fair, the bikini baristas were provoked. Baristas in Parkland, Wash., who work in their … Read more →

Indy Shops Rock

What’s it been like a week since there was a Starbucks-related post here? Well no fear, the Seattle Times is out today with a new … Read more →

The Road to Atlanta

So hopefully you’ve started receiving your copy of the August/September issue featuring World Barista Champion, Stephen Morrissey. It seems like it’s only been a few … Read more →

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