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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 →

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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 →

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