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Coffee

Brewing News

Two news stories out today caught our attention, and while they came from opposite sides of the country, they both feature the growing pour-over and manual-brewing movement in cafés. The first is from the Washington Post and features Jay Caragay and his shop, Spro, in Baltimore. Specifically, it looks at … Read more →

Online Latte Art Contest

The online magazine Salon is holding a latte art contest. They’re looking for photos of the best pours (though etching is allowed too), with a chance to win some fine Bodum products. Ok, so it’s not the New World Latte Art Championship with a top prize of $2,500, but hey, … Read more →

Climate Change and Coffee (UPDATE)

Excellent story from the Seattle Times yesterday about climate change and how it is affecting farmers in Costa Rica. You can read it here. “We want to prove to the coffee-consuming world that we’re doing what we can and ask them to do something against global warming because otherwise we … Read more →

Coffee Long Boards are HOT

There’s a lot going on that’s cool concerning coffee in Coeur  d’Alene, Idaho, especially considering the size of the city. I’ve gotten to know some great baristas from Dave Patterson’s cafe, Java, and of course we all know the esteemed Jon Lewis hung his hat in Coeur d’Alene for a … Read more →

TED, Meet Coffee. Coffee, this is TED.

I was talking to Stephen Morrissey of Intelligentsia at Coffee Fest Chicago this last week and he was brimming with excitement over the latest project he (and many others) are working on. It’s called Coffee Common and it’s a unique endeavor, a collaborative effort between competitive roasters to promote coffee appreciation … Read more →

Last Second Christmas Gifts?

Well who wouldn’t want some Rob Zombie coffee in their stocking this year? Seriously, though, Rob Zombie? Metal musician and horror movie maven that he is, I don’t know what he’s done to make me think that he would discover and roast the best coffees. A guide to finding and … Read more →

Roasters Guild Retreat Underway

I rode up to Skamania Lodge yesterday to drop in on the 10th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat. As always, there were numerous activities underway. A weekend-long competition pitted randomly assigned teams against each other in the “You Guatta Love It” challenge. In the contest, teams are to develop a blend … Read more →

Retailing News from SoCal

Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea opened its third Southern California store yesterday. Located in Pasadena, most famously known (to me at least) for being the home of the Rose Bowl, the shop once again shows Intelligentsia’s willingness to experiment and deviate from its previous models to create a new space. From … Read more →

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