People in Coffee

Stupid weather…

I was all stoked to take my Swedish pals Matts and Magnus and David on a tour of Portland’s coffee hotspots today, but the darn weather has dashed our hopes. After the three guys spent the last few days in Seattle and Vancouver, they were all set to head to … Read more →

Thanks, Per!

This is my friend, Per, who is the roaster for da Matteo, our Swedish friends’ cafe in Gothenberg: After I complained in my last email about not being able to read the da Matteo blog because it’s all in Swedish and I don’t have the command of the Swedish language … Read more →

Down time? Hardly.

We always like to think we’ll get to slow down and breathe in December, given Coffee Fest Seattle is behind us and we don’t have another coffee event to travel to until January. But for some reason, it never works out that way. Not that we’re complaining however: the coffee … Read more →

Dr. Todd Whiskers

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Both yesterday and today have been absolutely beautiful Portland fall days: bright sunshine, oh-so-crisp air. I just got back from taking the dog to play tennis ball at the park, and now we’re both warming up from the briskness. Ken and I spent Thanksgiving day at his … Read more →

Heading North

Ken is packing the car so we can leave in about half an hour for Seattle. We’ll get there and set up our booth before we hunt down friends we haven’t seen for a while like these two and (well, not my mom, but Rhiana, Kyle’s girlfriend) and this hippie … Read more →

Caffeine Kids

  There are two thing in my life which are very dear to me – one is coffee, and the other (and the favourite!) is my 2 year old son, Oscar. As a typical offspring of a coffee industry person, Oscar has spent much of his life around roasteries, espresso equipment and coffee in … Read more →

Happy birthday, Ken!

Today, November 2, is Ken’s birthday! I got up early and decorated the house in purple and gold crepe paper — for the Huskies, of course. We’re working for the morning and then Ken’s folks — my new parents in law — are coming to take us out to lunch. … Read more →

Baca in P-town

Chris Baca is in town this weekend, and last night, Kevin Fuller (Albina Press) and I went out with him, his lovely wife, Jenny, and their friends in tow. It was a blast! Here’s Baca and Jenny — she’s a beauty! My camera malfunctions don’t do her justice. She’s a … Read more →

We Done Got Hitched

I never thought Ken and I would go this long without posting to pasteboard, but see, we have a great excuse: we got married last Friday! For those of you who don’t know, Ken and I got engaged exactly one month after we decided to start Barista Magazine. So you … Read more →

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