WBC Japan 2007

Record Setter

Forty-eight countries are represented here in Tokyo, a new record for the World Barista Championship. A few, however, have yet to arrive, and the number that compete over the next two days may be 45.The hall filled early this morning as the competitors gathered for their meeting. After each competitor … Read more →

Big Site in View

Well, my dad and I have just completed our trans-Pacific journey and have checked into our hotel. I opened the window, and what do I see but this, the Tokyo Big Site: The Big Site is very bold and dramatic and looks like the world barista championship will be well-suited … Read more →

See you in Tokyo!

We’re leaving for the airport in just over an hour. I’ve got to drink a pot of Guatemalan SHB before then or else face the scalding Coffee People offering at PDX. Luckily I have Sarah to help me out. She’ll be driving my dad and me to the airport, and … Read more →

Japan Preparation

In my ongoing effort to prepare myself for visiting Tokyo, I took a moment (or 1/2 hour precisely) to watch the “Mr. F” episode of Arrested Development last night. It’s the episode where Gob builds a model train set which is then set up to fool the Bluth’s Japanese investors … Read more →

Two More Days

Ok, so last night I didn’t sleep very well at all. It’s amazing how many things you can remember that you need to do before a trip while you’re lying in bed, and only while you’re lying in bed! So in one side of my brain at 4am is this … Read more →

Thanks for checking out pasteboard

Yeah, it’s another blog. One more stop on your stroll around the internets. But I hope you will stop by often. This week in Portland, we’re wrapping up our August/September issue, and I’m getting ready to go to Japan, Tokyo specifically, for the World Barista Championships on Saturday. I’m very … Read more →

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