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Remembering Luis Lopez

I was traveling last week when I heard the heartbreaking news. Former Nicaraguan barista champion, and generally great person, Luis Lopez was killed in a motorcycle crash in his hometown of Managua on Saturday, August 9. He was 35 years old. I met Luis on my very first trip to … Read more →

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A Fond (and Boozy) Farewell to the Amazing Katie Gilmer

Katie Gilmer has been a part of the specialty coffee industry for more than eight years, and through her work with Sustainable Harvest in Portland, Ore. she has touched the lives of coffee farmers from Tanzania to Peru to Colombia with her efforts to help provide them with the education … Read more →

"All of the Coffee Trees we have had were already started – this will be the first time we will be able to start them from seed," says Verner Earls of his Kona coffee tree, which has not only survived but thrived in his Saint Louis, Missouri, dining room.

Finca Verner, Saint Louis, Missouri

Verner Earls of Chauvin Coffee Co., in Saint Louis, Missouri, has been a friend to and supporter of Barista Magazine for, well, for as long as I can remember him. Our paths tend to cross only once a year, at the SCAA show, but we stay in contact on email … Read more →

Stumptown Makes History (Again)

The great folks at Stumptown have supported our efforts with Barista Magazine since day one—I remember way back in 2004 when I first told Stumptown owner Duane Sorenson about wanting to start a magazine for baristas, and he assured me it was a great idea. His confidence in our idea—which … Read more →

Monkey Mocha Fantastique Premiere!

On April 14th, in Louisville, Kentucky, Sunergos Coffee will hosting the premiere of Monkey Mocha Fantastique, a latte art competition, and coffee sampling. Seriously, if Barista Nation Portland, and the Specialty Coffee Association of America/US Barista Championship show weren’t happening next week, we would so be there. But if you’re … Read more →

News from (the) Heart!

We’ve been enjoying some beautiful sunshine here in Portland, Oregon, the past few days, and lucky for us, it was bright and gorgeous this morning when Ken and I headed to Heart Coffee Roasters on East Burnside to meet with our art director, Jessica, about the June/July 2012 issue. Jessica … Read more →

PT’s Coffee Brings Beer & Food Into the Mix

Congratulations are in order for Jeff Taylor and Fred Polzin, founders of PT’s Coffee in Kansas. The duo opens Flying Monkey Handcrafted Brews in Topeka today. The location—at 1500 SW 17th St., just steps away from Washburn University and the inevitable crowd of college coffee and beer lovers—couldn’t be more … Read more →

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