Coffee Gear and Equipment

Get Your Geek On

Last week, I went to the American Barista & Coffee School here in Portland, Ore., to see a presentation done by Vince Fedele of the George Howell Coffee Company (GHCC), about ExtractMoJo, a brewing control solution software that won Best New Product at this year’s SCAA conference. Mr. Fedele, who … Read more →

Coffee t-shirts… literally.

One thing those of us in the specialty coffee industry both love and are never in short supply of are coffee t-shirts. I attribute this to the fact that coffee folks tend to be creative and stylish, and they like seeing their friends wear their designs. Plus, it can seem … Read more →

Wild Tamper Story

I love it when people email me with cool, one-of-a-kind stories about something strange and wonderful they did to enhance their experience as a coffee pro. This one’s from Brian Franklin of DoubleShot Coffee Company out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hey Barista Magazine people: Jason (my employee) and I were in … Read more →

iCoffee

Ah, the iPhone… not since the Starbucks to-go cups were introduced to tweens has a better buy-on-demand-status-symbol been introduced. They make you look cool when you’re chillin with your homies at WalMart! And hey, they can be pretty useful, too! Case in point: Back in my days as a cub … Read more →

Clover Gets Wired

So a couple of days ago my father-in-law asked if we had seen the new issue of Wired yet. It’s one of my favorite magazines, and since my father-in-law loves geeky tech stuff as much as me I bought him a subscription last year for Christmas. Anyway, the answer was … Read more →

Domo Arigato Mr. Pikalo

Some people have a lot of time on their hands. Take for example Oleskiy Pikalo who apparently wanted to make his own latte art, but not, you know, actually have to make it. So he hooked up an old printer and some edible ink, and well, all of you latte … Read more →

Cloverfield-day!

The online magazine, Slate, has a great story up about everyone’s favorite VacuumPress coffee brewer: the Clover! You can read it here. The author begins by requesting a machine for home use, but then comes to his senses and ends up meeting David Latourelle at Café Grumpy in New York … Read more →

Sandy Hon is the Winner!

Congratulations to Sandy Hon of Java Jazz in Overland Park, Kansas, for her winning answer to our first Reply All feature. We asked readers to submit their opinions about what city was the best one for coffee in the world. Now, we weren’t looking to find the definitive answer, but … Read more →

Meow meow t-shirt please meow

This is Spacey the kat. i blog now. I am sellin Burista Megazine tshirtz now. They cost $twenty dollars and they are SO fly. They got a fat kat like ME on em. Buy em on Burista Megazine’s website or at Cuffee Fest Seettle, November 9-11, when my mum and … Read more →

Tamper cozies to Em's rescue!

Poor Emily Oak dropped her limited edition WBC Tokyo Reg tamper and scraped the luscious red paint. I feel for you, Em! But as Scott notes in the comments section, there is a creative and friggin adorable way for you and all other butterfingered baristas to protect your precious tamps! … Read more →

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