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Fundraising for a Fellow Barista

Our hearts go out to Rhett Harkins of Bloc Coffee Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio: on a hiking trip in the Red Roiver Gorge recently, Rhett slid on 15 feet of hidden ice. He tumbled over a cliff more than 60 feet, and has sustained some pretty severe injuries. It took … Read more →

Robben Island from the edge of Cape Town. Photo by Kenneth R. Olson, Barista Magazine

Losing Nelson Mandela

Though he was never directly associated with the coffee industry on his home continent of Africa, Nelson Mandela—who died today at age 95—and his life’s work as an anti-apartheid icon, social visionary, and one of the most important humanitarians in history, is in fact connected not only to the coffee … Read more →

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Ben Blake + Draw Coffee

By Kelsey Snell In an age of “filtered” art (Valencia or X-Pro? Try Rise.), artist Ben Blake takes a different approach. Instead of filtering his work, he works on filters—no sepia staining, no one-touch tilt shifting necessary. Ben began “doodling” on coffee filters two years ago and aptly named his … Read more →

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Celebrating Women Coffee Roasters

By Emily McIntyre, The LAB Here at The LAB, we celebrate the passionate folks who make great beverages. This month, our focus turns to eight female roasters who are changing the landscape of specialty coffee, each in her own way. I had the chance to speak with them about their … Read more →

Daniel Thompson's photography business is Buttondown Photography.

A Photographer Who Understands Coffee

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to look through the latest issue of Barista Magazine, June+July 2013 (and if you don’t have a subscription, you can read it for free online by clicking HERE.). We’re proud of this issue for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the … Read more →

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