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Report from Africa

Today I received an email from our friend Shane Devereaux, owner of habit coffee + culture in Victoria, B.C., about how his extended trip to Africa for various coffee trainings is going, and thought I’d share it with all of you… “At the moment I’m in between two semi final … 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 →

PCs and Macs Agree: Specialty Coffee Changes the World

Bill Gates made some news today once again proving that you are changing the world. From the annual economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, Gates made a pledge to support African coffee farmers, specifically those in Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. In one grant, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is promising … Read more →

I'd buy that for a dollar!

So yesterday the New York Times runs a story on a $20,000 cup of coffee (see post below) while today the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a story about Starbucks implementing a “trial” of $1 8-ounce drip coffees with free refills at certain stores in Seattle. Why? It’s a response the story … Read more →

Editorial by Sarah in Newsday

Last week, the editor of the Sunday Op-Ed section of Newsday contacted Sarah and asked her to write an editorial on the recent shakeup at Starbucks — you know, when Howard Schultz replaced Jim Donald as Starbucks’ CEO with hopes of returning the company to its original mission (and no, … Read more →

Our Big News

Oh, how I would love to be reporting that Barista Magazine bought the Portland Trailblazers from Paul Allen, especially after the Blazers edged the Bulls last night in double overtime 115-109. But our real news is pretty killer, too: Beginning today, Barista Magazine will be available in its entirety online. … Read more →

Milwaukee Happenings

This post thrills sL for many reasons. It starts with my gateway into Barista Magazine. About 2 years ago, I was given news that my company, Alterra Coffee Roasters, had purchased a new cafe/warehouse space for our company’s new headquarters in the years to come. If you knew this building, … Read more →

Back to Reality…

So Sarah and I had a great wedding, as you can see from her post below. And in an unheard of turn of events we even went for four whole days following it without turning on our computers, reading the news or even checking our email. Ignorance as they say … Read more →

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