BMag Back Atcha – Week of January 6 – January 12, 2014

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Holy cow, has it been a busy week on Barista Magazine’s blog—we had so many articles to share with you as part of our daily reporting of original writing about the hottest topics in the specialty-coffee industry. In case you missed any of them, Sunday is a great time to kick back with a great cup of coffee, your laptop, and read. We provide all the quick links to the articles below. Enjoy!

On Monday, we featured an interview with Counter Culture Coffee’s Tim Hill about how the new coffee taster’s flavor wheel was developed. Here’s the link.

Also on Monday, we debuted an exciting new series called “10 Minutes With…” which will profile some of the zillion coffee professionals who inspire us. We had loads of “10 Minutes With…” in this initial week, and will continue indefinitely with two or three profiles per week. Here’s the link.

Also on Monday, we published “10 Minutes With Mike McKim.” Mike owns the roasting company Cuvee Coffee in Austin, Texas. Here’s the link.

On Tuesday, we published “10 Minutes With Roukiat Delrue.” You know Roukiat from her tireless work for the World Barista Championship. Here’s the link.

Also on Tuesday, we had an article about a crazy-cool collaboration between Coava Coffee Roasters and For Collins Brewing Co., both out of Oregon, to create a coffee IPA! Here’s the link.

Also on Tuesday, we published “10 Minutes With Steve Kessler.” Steve hails from Anodyne Coffee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Here’s the link.

Also on Tuesday, we had an article about the upcoming Caffeine Crawl in San Diego, along with a list of some of the very best cafes and roasters the sunny California city has to offer. Here’s the link.

On Wednesday, we published “10 Minutes With Zaida Dedolph.” Zaida is a retail manager for Intelligentsia Coffee in Chicago. Here’s the link.

Also on Wednesday, we welcomed back the hugely popular Humpday Giveaway contest, which took a 2-week hiatus during the holidays. Here’s the link.

Also on Wednesday, we wrote about a totally cool coffee community effort going on in Washington, D.C., called the DC Disloyalty Card. Here’s the link.

Also on Wednesday, we published “10 Minutes With Sean Kohmescher.” Sean owns Temple Coffee in Sacramento, California. Here’s the link.

On Thursday, we revealed the winner of the awesome coffee kit from Boston Stoker, which was this week’s prize for Humpday Giveaway. Here’s the link.

Also on Thursday, we published “10 Minutes With Anastasia Chovan.” Anastasia is the founder of Barista Nation, and director of marketing for Unic Espresso Systems in Seattle. Here’s the link. 

Also on Thursday, we published an article with some surprising statistics about how coffee is set to be cheaper in 2014. Here’s the link. 

On Friday, we published an article about human rights violations in Uganda re the Anti Homosexuality Bill, and how the coffee community can work together to oppose it. Here’s the link. 

Also on Friday, we published “10 Minutes With Sam Schroeder.” Sam is the co-owner and retail director for Olympia Coffee Roasters. Here’s the link. 

On Saturday, we published “10 Minutes With Jonathan Rubenstein.” Jonathan is the co-owner of Joe in New York City and Philadelphia. Here’s the link.

Also on Saturday, we published an article about an amazing cafe in Milan, Italy, called Taglio that’s doing specialty coffee right. Here’s the link.

 

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