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Thank you, Science!

Ok, so the first decade of the 21st century is already behind us, and still where are the jetpacks? Where are the flying cars? Well, sure you can see a flying car at every Blazers‘ game, but not to spoil the illusion, it’s really just a balloon. Now, however, science … Read more →

Nordic Roaster by the Numbers

The Nordic Roaster event was, as it is every year, an exciting and intellectual activity. Ten coffee roasters submitted coffee to be judged by a panel of both their peers and members of the public. The roasters could note brewing parameters to be followed, and the merry band of NBC … Read more →

Preparing for the Public Event!

We woke up painfully early today—6 a.m.—to depart from our magical huts in the wilderness, for an exciting day back in Reykjavik: the traditional “public day,” where the five Nordic Barista Cup teams will prepare and serve coffee to the public in various forms. Money will be raised for Manos … Read more →

Good Morning NBC!

After some much needed sleep last night, everyone is raring to go this morning, as day number one of the 2009 Nordic Barista Cup (NBC) begins! You would hardly believe it’s just 8 in the morning, as spirits are high and latte art is being poured. Here’s the scoop: while … Read more →

Nica Nica Nica

It’s really nice to be back in Nicaragua — what a warm, welcoming country. Today was Day 1 of the —get this— 50th Cup of Excellence competition. It’s a big deal competition with an all-star jury on deck. Today was calibration, which was super interesting for me — this is … Read more →

And in other news…

We’re having a great time here in Atlanta at another amazing WBC, but I couldn’t let this moment pass without noting it. So Barista Magazine just turned four. And the Portland Trail Blazers after six years out of the play-offs had an incredible season, won 54! games and just landed … Read more →

WBC Day One Excitement!

We’re rolling here in Atlanta! Taiwan’s Chia-Ming Tsao will be kicking off this 10th World Barista Championship in just a few minutes, but first, here are some scenes from around the competition this morning… Scene around the kickin WBC Cafe…

WBC: Schedule of Competitors

The 10th World Barista Championship takes place over four days, April 16–19, in Atlanta, Georgia, with days one through three seeing all 51 national barista champions competing in the preliminary round. The top six of the 51 baristas will go on to the final round of competition on Sunday, April … Read more →

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