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LTCBC!

That means “Let’s Talk Coffee Barista Championship”—holla! We just wrapped up the 1st annual LTCBC, with 6 sets of barista teams preparing 4 espressos and 4 cappuccinos with latte art for each of 4 sets of 2-person judges. It was so much fun! Here’s the winning team: And here’s the … Read more →

Colombia Day 2 and part of 3

I am in love with Colombia, and the Colombian mosquitoes are in love with me. Seriously, I haven’t had this many bug bites since summercamp. But it’s a small price to pay to be here among an incredible mix of coffee producers, roasters and baristas, here in Armenia, Colombia, at … Read more →

Smokey-smoke

The Bay Area is suffering from smoke inhalation. Since Clara and I have spent a large part of this Bikes to Rwanda road trip along the coast of Northern California, we only really started seeing the terrible smoke from the California fires recently. On our way up here to Temple … Read more →

Biking To Work Is Great!

The few of you that may follow my personal blog are fully aware that I’m terrible at updating the thing. That isn’t to say that much has not happened to M’lissa and I since my last post. Hopefully you’ve all been following M’lissa’s new(ish) blog where she has been much … Read more →

Good Morning, Day 2!

The sun’s back today, and it’s downright gorgeous outside but hey, guess what? It’s muggy as ever inside the convention space. Still, no one seems to mind because excitement levels are so high. Today will be a big day with some heavy hitter competitors, including Australia, Mexico, the U.S. , … Read more →

Home cupping

This morning I headed over to the city (SF, as I live in Oakland) to join my friend and co-worker Drew (USBC Finalist yeah!) to cup with some really good company and friends and coffee geeks Andrew Barnett and Chris Tacy. I really enjoy their company, for real. Down to … Read more →

more Milwaukee happenings

Questions/Comments — jamesfairbrass@yahoo.co.uk I’m pretty pumped for this – I know there’ll be a cupping of coffees from Alterra, Anodyne, Intelligentsia, and Metropolis followed by the traditional latte art throwdown. Short and simple, but it’s surely enough to pass a night away, especially if there’s only one machine and 20 … Read more →

Sunday in Portland

So no, this is not a coffee related post, but it is a glimpse at life in one of specialty coffee’s hot spots, Portland, Oregon. Yesterday was a beautiful early summer day here in the Rose City. Earlier in the weekend, we had been roasted by temperatures in the high … Read more →

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