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Allegro Coffee in Thornton, Colorado, will host the It's All About Coffee Lecture & Forum on July 20.

Rocky Mountain Coffee-High

My pal Josh Taves of Dogwood Coffee just wrote to tell me about a really cool event that’s set for July 20 in Thornton, Colorado: It’s All About Coffee Lecture & Forum! Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Craft Coffee Alliance—which is a community-building group originally started by Chris Schooley and … Read more →

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Lessons from the Oregon Wine Industry

Last week’s meeting with Congressman Earl Blumenauer brought a couple of esteemed members of the Oregon wine industry in to meet with the local coffee roaster and retailing community. The Congressman had said in prior Roasters Forums that he felt there were a lot of similarities between the two groups … Read more →

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Coffee Book Supports Literacy in Producing Countries

Living in a rural Nicaraguan village, there’s a lot of time to read. At least, that’s how Michele Aquino felt when he lived in a tiny town outside of Jinotega in 2009–2010 working for the Peace Corps. But whenever the villagers would see Michele reading books, they’d get quite curious—it … Read more →

Meet the Makers

Some years ago, Stumptown Coffee Roasters here in Portland, Ore. (heard of them?) launched a series of events called “Meet the Producers.” The events brought coffee famers up to Portland to meet consumers at Stumptown’s cafés. It was a chance for people to really get to know and put a … Read more →

We love the Left Coast!

Last night I had the opportunity to attend the launch party for Hanna Neuschwander’s new book Left Coast Roast by Timber Press here in Portland. The event was held at a bar named Spirit of 77, and if you spent any time in Portland for this year’s SCAA Event, you … Read more →

Counter Culture Opens in Chi-Town

Counter Culture Coffee just opened a new regional training center in Chicago! This is pretty awesome. As anyone seasoned in the coffee industry knows, there’s a ton of growth in the Great Lakes region of the United States, and the addition of CCC just makes the opportunity for further development … Read more →

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