I was touched when I received an email from the awesome Maxwell Mooney, a barista at the Spotted Cow in Mill Creek, Wash., about his efforts to help victims of the horrific mudslide—dubbed the Steelhead mudslide—that virtually wiped out the Steelhead Drive neighborhood located four miles from the town of … Read more →
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At the SCAA show in Boston, I reconnected with my good pal, Allie Caran, who was bubbling with excitement about working with Toby’s Estate Coffee in New York. Allie told me she loved everything about the company, from the high quality of its coffee, to its regular customers, to the … Read more →
One of Barista Magazine’s Facebook friends, Bela Bruxa, told us about an amazing Pozible project that some Aussies are currently doing to raise money to fund a Timorese coffeehouse in Melbourne. As I write this, there are only 60 hours left to assist in meeting the group’s $35,000 target—and they’re … Read more →
Editor’s note: The Black Forest fire started on June 11 in Black Forest, Colorado, and was not fully contained until June 20. 14,280 acres were burned, at least 511 homes were destroyed, and two people died. This was the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history, surpassing the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire. While 457 … Read more →
When we visited Cape Town, South Africa, last December with our friends, Sarah and Jonathan Robinson (we were there to profile sister and brother team Sarah and Jonathan who own Bean There Coffee Co. in Johannesburg and Cape Town, for an article which appeared in the April+May 2013 issue of … Read more →
I’ve traveled in producing countries with Ryan Knapp before, and I always enjoy being at farms with him; he asks very thoughtful and interesting questions, always things I wouldn’t have thought to inquire about. So when I head about a project that MadCap Coffee Co.—where Ryan is the green buyer … Read more →