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. .
Baca got married recently! and Steve Ford got married last night! congrats!
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!!
I work for a company called Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Stumptown was originally founded in Portland, but it’s coffee roots can be traced back to Duane’s Seattle roots as a barista and roaster. It is with great pleasure that I announce Stumptown’s first Seattle cafe will be open tomorrow(Monday, September 16). … Read more →
Hey everyone. I wanted to mention that I am now a full time roaster for Ritual Coffee Roasters in beautiful San Francisco. I have one bar shift a week so I can “keep it real” (shout out to Larson) and basically to keep myself in line with the coffee. Roasting … Read more →
Upon my arrival in Seattle I had to get my priorities outside of work straight, at least two of them: 1) Find a proper bike route on Capitol Hill that will not leave you a ghost cyclist AND 2) Find a bar that serves proper beer, and by proper beer, … Read more →
If you are anything like me, you enjoy your weekend mornings. It is all about working for your weekend mornings. Whether you are sleeping in from staying up late watching Conan O’ Brien or drinking Elysian Immortal IPA’s, it is important to bask in the weekend mornings. And let us … Read more →
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 →
Holy cow, could the WBC be any more exciting? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been glued to my computer watching performances on zacharyzachary.com, reading Ken’s posts on this blog, watching a bizarre and hilarious video post on Stephen’s site, keeping up with James on his blog, and visiting … Read more →