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Baca in P-town

Chris Baca is in town this weekend, and last night, Kevin Fuller (Albina Press) and I went out with him, his lovely wife, Jenny, and their friends in tow. It was a blast! Here’s Baca and Jenny — she’s a beauty! My camera malfunctions don’t do her justice. She’s a … Read more →

We Done Got Hitched

I never thought Ken and I would go this long without posting to pasteboard, but see, we have a great excuse: we got married last Friday! For those of you who don’t know, Ken and I got engaged exactly one month after we decided to start Barista Magazine. So you … Read more →

You Can Call Me Al!

Congratulations to Vice President Al Gore for winning the Nobel Peace Prize this morning! In the last year, Gore has won an Emmy, an Oscar and now a Nobel Prize! Not bad. Of course he also won the popular vote for President in 2000 in something we like to call … Read more →

Clara in Rwanda

My good friend Clara Seasholtz just returned from a trip to Rwanda to manage the Bikes to Rwanda project she oversees. This project, the brainchild of Big D at Stumptown, is designed to provide bikes to coffee farmers in Rwanda to make getting cherries to the washing stations more efficient, … Read more →

Throwdown Madness in… Sweden?

This is what happens when you take two boys from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, drop them in Gothenburg, Sweden, during one of the most creative barista competition events in the world, work them like crazy as volunteers to make the event go smoothly, and then comp their drinks at the final party, … Read more →

Volunteer Power!

In an effort to involve baristas from around the world, Nordic Barista Cup organizers offer a unique opportunity to be a part of this amazing event to coffee lovers willing to work: volunteer to help with set up, running, managing, and multi-tasking, and in exchange you get to attend the … 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 →

What Baristas Do When Left Unsupervised

Ryan Willbur texted me the other day with great excitement: “sarah… it’s willbur.. we may have a cover for you…” Seems Ryan and his pals at Intelli L.A. were playing around with ideas for James Hoffmann’s Absurd Latte Art Contest, and they were so inspired by their creation that they … Read more →

New Portland Pal

Stephen Rogers moved to Portland recently, and we’re so happy to have him! I remember way back when at the Seattle USBC, I judged him. Thank jesus I don’t judge anymore. It was much more fun having him over for drinks last night. He’s only gonna hang in Portland for … Read more →

To Burundi and Beyond…

The New York Times has a pretty good article up today (and popular too, it’s number 4 on their most emailed stories of the day) on the quest for quality coffee. The story focuses on some of our favorite people, farms and American companies on coffee scene, including Stumptown, Counter … Read more →

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