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Sarah Dooley, Erin Meister, Trevor Corlett, and Joe Marrocco Speak on Creating Careers in Coffee at SCAA

By Jeremy Martin Having attended several lectures and panel discussions at this year’s event and other coffee industry showcases, I’ve found the method for putting on a talk quickly becomes apparent. Sure some speakers ad-lib more than others, and some encourage audience participation, but for the most part the audience … Read more →

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The Hottest Products at the SCAA, Part 1

By Jeremy Martin The exhibition hall at the 2014 SCAA event opened Friday morning and greeted attendees with the usual dose of innovative machinery, gimmicky product pitches, corporate jargon, and caffeinated hyper awareness—which is to say an overwhelming amount. In some regards, the show floor is more of a popularity … Read more →

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Welcome to the 2014 SCAA!

By Jeremy Martin With the 2014 SCAA Event just hours from officially kicking off, it might be nice to take a few minutes to consider why we are all here. Everyone one of us, in some way or another makes our living from coffee. Some people you’ll meet this weekend … Read more →

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Ben Helfen’s Legacy: ATL TNT Turns 6!

Even though it might seem to some younger baristas that Thursday Night Throwdowns have been around forever, they’re relatively young. In fact, they only began six years ago! It was Ben Helfen and M’lissa Muckerman who started the Thursday Night Throwdown concept at Octane Coffee, where they both worked at … Read more →

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San Diego TNT: Round 2 Excitement Makes for Round 3 Anticipation

Editor’s note: Barista Magazine is thrilled to support the lively Thursday Night Throwdown series curated by the San Diego Coffee Network this year. Season one began January 21, and continued on February 20. The recap of that evening, Round 2, is below. We’re publishing this now to get folks excited about … Read more →

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Barista Jam in Germany Attracts Hundreds from Internorga Crowd

Some of the friends I was with in Paris last week headed immediately on to Internorga, the Hamburg, Germany show where away-from-home goods are showcased annually. Increasingly, Internorga has a specialty coffee and barista focus, and with more than 1,200 exhibitors and close to 100,000 attendees, that makes it a … Read more →

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