Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Hoff on Capps

We’ve really been enjoying the conversations and emails started by readers and friends over the series of milk essays we’ve had in Barista Magazine’s last few issues. It began with Jakob Dupont of Estate Coffee and Copenhagen Coffee Roaster talking about how milk muddles the flavors of coffee, and continued … Read more →

Happy Holidays from Barista Magazine!

Happy holidays, readers! Thanks for making our jobs the best, most interesting and exciting we could ever hope for. We have the most intelligent and fun readers in specialty coffee, and we love you for it! Have a great time with your family and friends this winter season… xoxo Sarah … Read more →

Last Second Christmas Gifts?

Well who wouldn’t want some Rob Zombie coffee in their stocking this year? Seriously, though, Rob Zombie? Metal musician and horror movie maven that he is, I don’t know what he’s done to make me think that he would discover and roast the best coffees. A guide to finding and … Read more →

Coffee in Cameroon?

“White Material,” a film that was lauded at the Venice Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival and other fests, has just landed in Portland, so I’m excited. Though the trailer shows that it’s not going to be any kind of feel-good. Maybe that’s why we don’t hear much about coffee … Read more →

We Heart the Green Cafe Network

There’s a new nonprofit darling on the coffee industry scene, and we think they’re pretty great. Actually, they’re not that new: the Green Cafe Network has been around for a while, but they’re really gaining momentum, and we at Barista Magazine are excited to support them. Check out their list … Read more →

Barista Mag Editorial Advisory Board

Every two years, we change up our Editorial Advisory Board here at Barista Magazine. We bid a fond farewell to the roster of folks who have served us well, pitching ideas, giving me feedback on stories and concepts for the magazine, and being general sounding boards for us. I’ve always … Read more →

North Central Regional Barista Competition date and location announced!

Hollerin’ at YOU North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan! Yep, all nine states of you! The dates have been announced for the North Central Regional Barista Competition! Your regional—in its new format as bigger and better than ever—will take place at Coffee Fest Chicago, … Read more →

Coffeeland Honduras: A Documentary

I got a really nice email from Jacob Orr of Safehouse Coffee & Tea in Griffin, Georgia, about an awesome documentary project they’re working on, which focuses on the devastation caused to coffee farming families and lands in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch. Jacob says, “We are doing a kickstarter to … Read more →