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Audio Cafe: Our Pal Levi Has a Podcast

Podcasts are seemingly made for baristas—how cool is it to listen as you clean up at the end of a shift? We at Barista Magazine do most of our podcast listening while driving or taking our dog on walks. However you do it, podcasts—especially ones tailor made for the coffee community—almost … Read more →

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Registration OPEN for NW Coffee Educators’ Summit, Seattle

Are you a coffee educator/barista trainer based in the Pacific Northwest who is looking to learn some new techniques, brush up on your skills, and get to know other educators in the area? Then sign up for the first ever Northwest Coffee Educators’ Summit already! This grassroots event is completely … Read more →

This shot was taken on a civet farm just outside Surabaya, Indonesia.

Stop Civet Cat Abuse

We all make fun of kopi luwak, or “poop coffee,” which is the coffee that is eaten by the Asian palm civet, then excreted, washed, and sold for exorbitant prices based pretty much on the kitsch factor—I’ve never met a coffee professional who has recommended this coffee. It’s neither good … Read more →

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Get Your Coffee Science On!

The Specialty Coffee Association of America just released a volume of super nerdy and extra awesome coffee science stuff. We love it! The book includes an extensive glossary of coffee and coffee science terms, as well as some cool charts and beautiful illustrations. From the press release: The Coffee Biology … Read more →

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Non-Dairy By the Numbers (and Taste)

We are excited about a story featured in the upcoming February+March issue of Barista Magazine called “Got Not Milk,” written by Emily McIntyre. The article explored the constantly changing field of dairy alternatives available to baristas, their applications in coffee drinks, and their specific challenges. To preface this article (which … Read more →

The back of Temple's totally adorable hoodie. 2005, yo!

Sacramento Superstar Temple Coffee is Growing!

Editor’s note: We’re reposting this blog article about Temple Coffee in Sacramento because we just got some new photos from the company’s downtown location. We originally posted this as a preview to Temple’s 8-year anniversary party in mid November of 2013. Temple is a really stellar company that is playing a … Read more →

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How to be a Cup of Excellence Judge

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) is offering a spectacular opportunity for anyone who has ever wanted to cup like a pro: The ACE Training in Honduras will take place February 3–7, and you’re invited. This is an incredible opportunity to thoroughly learn sensory analysis according to the Cup of … Read more →

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