Monthly Archives: March 2013

Humpday Giveaway WINNER!

Thanks so much to the tons of you who played this week’s Humpday Giveaway Contest! We are thrilled to announce that quite a few of you got the answer right, which means that every one of your winning names got entered into the drawing for a winner of the awesome … Read more →

Today’s Humpday Giveaway Prize: Oly Coffee Roasters!

  Huge thanks to the guys at Olympia Coffee Roasters for sending us some very special coffee yesterday: the Angelo Carillo Micro Lot from Ecuador. This coffee, which retails for $17.25/12 ounces, not only has a brilliant sweetness with chocolate, toasted marshmallow, and subtle citrus, but a wonderful story behind … Read more →

Barista Nation Boston—Satellite Cafe at SCAA Show

If you had to boil Barista Nation down to a one-word description, it would be innovative; the relatively young coffee event, which started in May of 2011 in Minneapolis has established itself as one of the most innovative events in our specialty coffee industry. It’s a free, one-day workshop for … Read more →

Third Wave Revealed!

Trish and Nick of Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters in San Francisco posted this trailer on Facebook today—it’s pretty hilarious. And it made for a nice break for me, as I’m running the Barista Magazine office solo this week while Ken is in Costa Rica with the 2012 Regional Barista Champs, … Read more →

U.S. AeroPress Championship Details Announced!

Hooray, the details for the 2013 United States AeroPress Championship have been announced! This year’s competition will take place during the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s trade show at the BUNN booth, #553, on Friday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. Registration opens on Tuesday, March 5. It’s free to compete, … Read more →

Café Imports Introduces Process-Specific Cupping Standards

  In response to the overwhelming popularity of alternatively processed coffees in the specialty coffee industry, Café Imports has developed groundbreaking cupping standards for use in evaluating these special coffees. These cupping standards—available for Washed, Natural, Wet-Hulled, Brazil, and Decaf—are the first of their kind in the world. Not only that, Café … Read more →

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