Last week’s meeting with Congressman Earl Blumenauer brought a couple of esteemed members of the Oregon wine industry in to meet with the local coffee roaster and retailing community. The Congressman had said in prior Roasters Forums that he felt there were a lot of similarities between the two groups … Read more →
Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the third installment of a Business Issues Forum for Coffee Roasters here in Portland. It was convened by our Congressional Representative Earl Blumenauer and held at the Stumptown Coffee Roasters HQ. As with the previous meetings, all Portland-area roasters were invited to attend. … Read more →
Well, we made it to another Wednesday, and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to play Humpday Giveaway! Woohoo! We’re really excited to tell you what’s up for grabs for this week’s Humpday Giveaway—but first, the back story. Since we started hosting Humpday Giveaway here on Barista Magazine’s … Read more →
Those of you heading to Boston next week for the annual SCAA show are in for a treat: Beantown is booming with awesome cafes! I’ve been checking them out and salivating online: Crema Cafe (using George Howell and rotating roasters including Handsome and Coava); Hi-Rise (a bakery as well as Counter … Read more →
People! Did you know there’s going to be a U.S. Latte Art Exhibition competition at the SCAA show in Boston April 11-13? Well, now you do, so go on over HERE and enter to compete! The U.S. is pretty behind in the latte art game where the World Latte Art … Read more →
A dedicated team of coffee professionals, including Skip Finley of Dalla Corte North America, have been working around the clock for the past few months to develop the first step in the United States having an official entry into the World Latte Art Championship! Really, with the amazing show American baristas have … Read more →
Coffee Fest’s Latte Art Competitions are some of the most fun games around—they’re pretty friendly, low stress, and the prize money is BIG TIME! Check out the bracket below to see who will be playing for the grand prize of $2000 at Coffee Fest New York, March 8–10!
Last night I had the opportunity to attend the launch party for Hanna Neuschwander’s new book Left Coast Roast by Timber Press here in Portland. The event was held at a bar named Spirit of 77, and if you spent any time in Portland for this year’s SCAA Event, you … Read more →
Check out the sizzling hot roster of latte artists set to take over the sky bridge of the Washington State Convention Center during Coffee Fest Seattle, September 21-23!
The first time I heard of the Collaborator, it was called a Sno-Plow Cream Stout. It was a winning home-brew recipe that was then produced and sold in a limited edition by Widmer Brothers Brewing here in Portland. It’s a project now that’s been going on since 1998, with a … Read more →