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What does coffee signify?

I read a fascinating article in the New Yorker on the way to the Big Central barista competitions recently. It was in the Oct. 14, 2013 issue (aka the Money Issue), and it was about a new road that has recently opened in east India. The whole story is, unfortunately, … Read more →

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Northwest Latte Art League Makes a Sweet Saturday Night

Editor’s note: Barista Magazine is thrilled to be the media sponsor of the newly formed Northwest Latte Art League. The League’s first event took place during Coffee Fest Seattle in October, and the second one was Saturday at Broadcast Coffee in Seattle. Organizer Cole McBride sent some great photos from … Read more →

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Roaster’s Showcase with Tony’s Coffee

Editor’s note: Our friend David Yake of Tony’s Coffee originally wrote this post for the Bellingham, Wash., website. But he gave me permission to report it here, with some photos. Thanks, David! On November 1, we were lucky enough to take over La Marzocco’s coffee lab in Old Ballard for our Roaster’s … Read more →

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NW Latte Art League Event Tomorrow & Cool Gifts!

The second edition of the Northwest Latte Art League will take place tomorrow at Broadcast Coffee, 1623 Bellevue Ave., Seattle! If you’re in the area you should totally go check it out! It’s going on from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. The Northwest Latte Art League is a cool new community … Read more →

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The Barista as John Henry

The alternate title for this post could be “Welcome our Robot Overlords” or perhaps, “Resistance is Futile.” The robots are coming after all, just like the steam-powered shovel came for John Henry. In the end it didn’t matter that John Henry could drive steel so well that he did in … Read more →

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Hilarious Coffee Ad Spoof by Cuvee

I was chilling with Mike McKim—head honcho of Cuvee Coffee in Austin, Texas—today at La Marzocco’s Out of the Box kick off party tonight in Milan when he told me about this ad he and his gang made. It’s HILARIOUS. It’s worth every second of the 1 minute and 45 … Read more →

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Latte Art Competition Prep & Workshop

Ken and I are out the door to Coffee Fest Seattle today—the big event begins tomorrow! Each of the three days of the show, October 4, 5, and 6, will start with the Latte Art Championship on the beautiful skybridge of the Washington State Convention Center. Barista Magazine is thrilled … Read more →

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Oak Barrel Aged Coffee From River City Roasters

Our friend Cortney Kern—who runs Barista Maniac—wrote to tell us about some guys in Illinois who are doing some really cool stuff: Erich and Tyler, who own River City Roaster in Yorkville, Illinois, are like any other specialty coffee roasters insofar as they’re smart and inquisitive, and they’re always looking … Read more →

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