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Colin Flies Into USA On the Wings of the Black Eagle

Dublin’s most famous barista, Colin Harmon, will be making several appearances around the United States this week in support of Nuova Simonelli’s hugely anticipated and much talked about new espresso machine, the Victoria Arduino Black Eagle, as well as Nuova Simonelli’s Mythos One grinder. The VA388 Black Eagle and the … Read more →

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Training for Barista Trainers TODAY

When Ben Jones of Batdorf & Bronson Coffee in Olympia, Wash., suggested the idea of putting together a training event for barista trainers and educators, I was so excited to have Barista Magazine participate. So were the leaders in the Northwest coffee community to whom Ben reached out: Laila Ghambari … Read more →

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Support the Coffee Documentary, “Drip”!

There are just a few more days in the #30DaysOfEspresso campaign that the filmmakers behind “Drip” have going on Kickstarter! The campaign officially ends on April 2. With a goal of $50,000, they’re just over $10,000 short. This film is totally worth supporting, guys! Described as “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” … Read more →

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Coffee To Do Its Part in the Fight Against Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Awareness Week is coming right up, and the good folks at Vegware are campaigning to get cafes involved in the effort to raise public consciousness about this condition. In a campaign open to UK-based coffee companies and foodservice outlets, Vegware will provide 250 cafes with 800 free napkins, an … Read more →

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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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