Coffee

Coffee

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 →

Thanks for the memories, Mr. Peet

I’m almost a week late writing this small tribute to Mr. Alfred Peet, who died at his home in Ashland, Ore., on Wednesday, August 29. I was born in Berkeley, Calif., in 1973, to hippies straight up. Dad was working on his PhD at Cal with a pair of lambchops … Read more →

Meet Leah

I’ve talked about Leah a lot lately — in my letter from the editor in the August/September issue of Barista Magazine, and here on the blog — but I wanted those of you who don’t already know her to put a face with the name, so here she is, Leah … 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 →

A Question of Priorities

So I’ve been back from Tokyo for 48 hours or so now, and in that span of time I’ve enjoyed a lovely pot of Stumptown’s new Hondouran Finca El Puente Matilda, a Tanzanian from Batdorf, and the ultimate decadence of a Stumptown’s Panama Esmeralda Especial. I greatly enjoyed the brews … Read more →

Klaus' new digs

Right now, as you read this, I am hoping Klaus Thomsen–our World Barista Champion for six more days–is sitting in a bar somewhere in Tokyo having a brew-ski. The dude deserves it. He’s been an amazing champion, traveling the world to assist at barista competitions from South Africa to Long … Read more →

Wednesday

It’s a beautiful summer morning here in Portland, and as usual we’re starting off with a nice french press. We’ve recently added a large café-style airpot to our routine. Previously we had an old green thermos that we kept our brewed coffee in. The airpot is a terrific addition, though … Read more →

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