Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Halloween Latte Art Tonight in Portland, Oregon!

We are spooky excited for the Thursday Night Throwdown being held at the American Barista & Coffee School tonight in Portland, Oregon! Who’s coming? Costumes are encouraged, not required. BUT STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!! Come for the friends, come for the free beer, come for the coffee—come for whatever the heck you … Read more →

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Inside Bird Rock

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has been on my radar since I had some beautiful coffee from them during Coffee Fest San Diego back in 2011. But the celebrated micro roaster had been earning fans and respect in the specialty coffee industry since way before that. Owner, buyer, and roaster Chuck … Read more →

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Education at Peregrine Espresso, Washington, D.C.

Anyone whose ever met Ryan Jensen knows the guy’s a visionary. After doing quite well on the competition circuit for a while, Ryan and his wife opened Peregrine Espresso a stone’s throw from the White House in 2008. [Trivia: what cafe occupied the space prior to Peregrine?] It was followed … Read more →

Top six of the South Central Barista Competition.

Big Central Barista and Brewers Cup Winners!

Well, the Big Central has concluded. For better or for worse, the new format has officially been tried out, and we have the top six from the South Central and North Central Barista Competitions, plus the top three from the South Central and North Central Brewers Cups. Cheers to all! … Read more →

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On the Ground at the Big Central

Barista Magazine Publisher Kenneth R. Olson is in Minneapolis this weekend for the Big Central, which brings four—count ‘em, four—competitions together under one roof. Thanks to the generous support of hosts Cafe Imports and Curtis, the event has attracted a great crowd and loads of excited, talented competitors. The South … Read more →

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