Cafés

Local Barista Gets Some Love

A young, local barista here in Portland, Oregon is opening his own shop, and he’s already drawing interest from the local media. In a cool twist, the café will offer not just local favorite Stumptown, but have two rotating coffees available as well. To start with those coffees will be … Read more →

Looking for Love in Pittsburgh?

Sure they’ve got the 6-time Super Bowl champion Steelers, and lord know that makes my brother happy, but to me Pittsburgh will always be home to Prof. Grady Tripp. But the point of this post is not about either the Steelers or the Wonder Boys it’s actually coffee-related. Aldo Coffee … Read more →

Big Changes for Jon Lewis

I love this photo of Jon, which I took when I was in Idaho visiting him and reporting on him for the August/September 2007 cover feature in Barista Magazine. It’s taken at the precarious dock outside of the barn in which he and his friend, Malcolm, roasted coffee for their … Read more →

This is How They Do it in Indy

Specialty coffee in Indianapolis? Yeah, you heard me. Because of people like the awesome BJ Davis, owner of B-Java Coffee & Tea, specialty coffee lovin’ is on the rise in Indy. It’s so popular, in fact, that the Indianapolis Star newspaper has an annual coffee issue, and even had the … Read more →

Sweden & El Salvador

Two of our favorite countries have been the focus of the last week and also this week: Five wonderful friends from Sweden came to Portland to spend three days exploring the coffee culture of our fair city last week with yours truly playing tour guide, and this week, Ken is … Read more →

The Coffee Was The Only Thing That Sucked

My sister and I have made a semi-regular practice of taking our dad on special dad-and-daughter trips to commemorate his “big” birthdays. He’d kill me if I noted his age here, so let’s just say they’ve been hallmarks. The first time — a few years ago — we took him … Read more →

Billy's Moving On

Now that it’s all official and out in the open, we’re raising our mugs to Billy Wilson about the new beginning he embarks on today. Yesterday was Billy’s last day at the Albina Press, the Portland cafe where he has worked since the company’s inception three-and-a-half years ago. Billy’s work … Read more →

Our 20th Issue!

I was having a “staff meeting” with the dog (that means snuggling her on the floor) the other day, staring up at all the Barista Magazine covers we’ve put on the wall, when I realized that our latest issue, June/July 2008, is Barista Magazine’s 20th issue! Wowsers. We couldn’t be … Read more →

Ms. Meister if You're Nasty

(disclaimer, Sarah thought of the title for this post) Once again the coffee scene in the Big Apple is getting huge props from the Grey Lady. This story from the New York Times about cupping features some of our favorite baristas in NYC with quotes from Erin Meister, Daniel Humphries, … Read more →

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