Events

A weekend in pictures…

(I.e., Sarah will save her stories about Coffee Fest Washington D.C. for the April/May issue of Barista Mag) Thank mercy for Clover in the morning… Nick and Heather co-MCing? Michelle looks nervous… Nick and his murkies did a bang-up job with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Barista Competition, securing some of the … Read more →

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 →

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