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Farewell, Nicaragua… Hello, M'lissa!

It’s hard to believe that we’re back in Portland. In many ways, this trip to Nicaragua for me and Ken was one of the most important coffee ventures we’ve been on. Nicaragua is a beautiful, complex, poverty-stricken, vast, friendly, and unforgettable place. It will take me many more days to … Read more →

Back to Managua

Yesterday, the Nordic Barista Cup travelling roadshow rolled through the north part of Nicaragua. We saw a different climate, much drier, than the other coffee producing regions of the country, and perhaps that climate difference is why so many Cup of Excellence winners come from Nueva Segovia. The Nordic baristas … Read more →

Today Was A Good Day

Greetings once again from beautiful Nicaragua. We woke early and packed our bags to check out of Hotel Cafe in time for a training of baristas in Jinotega. Though the city is known for its misty weather, which we experienced when we arrived on Tuesday, today was bright and sunny … Read more →

This Is How The World Changes

Once upon a time, this little village in Nicaragua had no phone lines, no internet, and no way to reach the outside world. Meanwhile across the globe, in Sweden, a group of dedicated coffee professionals gathered for a fun time. To be together, act together and learn together in their … Read more →

NBC Tour Rolls On

Day 2 of the Nordic Barista Cup tour of Nicaragua was another illuminating day at coffee origin. We were lucky enough to tour Roberto’s dry mill, wet mill and his coffee farm. Roberto is one of the first growers in Central America to use raised beds for drying his and … Read more →

The NBC hits Nicaragua!

Sunday started off the Nordic Barista Cups’ week-long trip to Nicaragua, and except for a few pieces of lost luggage and a couple of delayed people, it was a great day all around. The winning team of this year’s NBC, Sweden, was awarded a trip to this beautiful country by … Read more →

Hibernation over!

The team here at Barista Mag is hard at work putting the final pretty touches on our February/March issue—we have a lot of treats in store for you! But one thing we’re REALLY excited about when it comes to February/March is how many regional barista competitions are taking place during … 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 →

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