Cafés

Stupid weather…

I was all stoked to take my Swedish pals Matts and Magnus and David on a tour of Portland’s coffee hotspots today, but the darn weather has dashed our hopes. After the three guys spent the last few days in Seattle and Vancouver, they were all set to head to … Read more →

Thanks, Per!

This is my friend, Per, who is the roaster for da Matteo, our Swedish friends’ cafe in Gothenberg: After I complained in my last email about not being able to read the da Matteo blog because it’s all in Swedish and I don’t have the command of the Swedish language … Read more →

Down time? Hardly.

We always like to think we’ll get to slow down and breathe in December, given Coffee Fest Seattle is behind us and we don’t have another coffee event to travel to until January. But for some reason, it never works out that way. Not that we’re complaining however: the coffee … Read more →

How We Roll

It’s amazing how many people think Ken and I must be these great baristas ourselves because we have a magazine about great baristas. I don’t see the logic. I mean, back when I was a music critic for the Oakland Tribune in the Bay Area, it was widely understood throughout … Read more →

Surburban Farming

Hot on the heals of Sarah’s tomato farming, I discovered another urban farmer here in sunny old Sydney. Rob Forsyth, owner of Forsyth Coffee, WBC judge and roasting vetran of more than 30 years is also a micro coffee farmer. In the backyard of his business neighbour in the moderately affluent Sydney … Read more →

Batdorf & Bronson rock Atlanta

I just got back from a whirlwind trip up the road to Olympia (to see my friends at Batdorf & Bronson, where I did a photo shoot for the October/November issue of Barista Magazine; I also got to hang with the dudes and ladies at Olympia Coffee Roasting Company & … Read more →

Sydney Espresso

Well, hi there. This is my first ever authorship in terms of blogging, so thanks so much to Sarah and Ken for allowing me to use their space to do so. I’ve got a few things I’d like to post about, but for now I’m going to give you what … Read more →

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