BMag Back Atcha – Week of January 13 – January 19, 2014

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My, what a busy week! The coffee competition and event season has very much begun, with a host of activities taking place all over the world, from the Italian Coffee Championships at SIGEP in Rimini, where Publisher Ken Olson has been this week, to the Big Eastern Barista Event in Durham, which Barista Magazine sponsors, and much, much more!

In case you missed some of the enormous amount of news we covered on our daily blog this week, we’ve got all the quick links below. So grab an afternoon coffee (or, hey, how about a cocktail?) and settle in for Barista Magazine Back Atcha!

On Monday, we started the week in an inspiring way by profiling the awesome Heather Ringwood of Espresso Parts and Whitewood Cider in our column, “10 Minutes With…” Here’s the link.

On Tuesday, we were excited to share details about the upcoming North Central Regional AeroPress Championship. Here’s the link.

Also on Tuesday, we announced the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Symposium Fellowship program. You can apply to gain admittance to Symposium for no charge! Here’s the link.

Also on Tuesday, we featured some great photos from Caffe Luxxe in Los Angeles in the specialty roaster’s turn serving coffee to celebrities at this year’s Golden Globes! Here’s the link.

Also on Tuesday, we featured coffee scientist Shawn Steiman in our column, “10 Minutes With…” Here’s the link.

On Wednesday, it was time for our weekly contest, Humpday Giveaway! Check out the amazing prize we gave away! Here’s the link.

Also on Wednesday, we wrote about the part Barista Magazine will play at the World Latte Art Championship and the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo in June! Here’s the link.

Also on Wednesday, we profiled Coffee Solutions’ Todd Mackey in our column, “10 Minutes With…” Here’s the link.

On Thursday, we picked the winners of this week’s Humpday Giveaway contest! Here’s the link.

Also on Thursday, we published the first of our many reports from the Big Eastern Barista Event in Durham, N.C. Lem Butler was our on-the-ground reporter, providing us with excellent photos! Here’s the link.

Also on Thursday, we posted a selection of photos from the judges workshop at the Big Eastern. Here’s the link.

Also on Thursday, we profiled La Marzocco’s Ryan Willbur in our column, “10 Minutes With…” Here’s the link.

Also on Thursday,  we wrote about an art exhibition of paintings of women coffee farmers in Gabon, held at Paris’ Cafeotheque. Here’s the link.

 

On Friday, Ken posted his first article about the SIGEP show and the Italian Coffee Championships taking place in Rimini, Italy, this weekend. Here’s the link.

 

Also on Friday, we featured coverage and photos from the first day of the Big Eastern Barista Competitions and Brewers Cup. Here’s the link.

Also on Friday, we announced the winners in the coffee category of the Good Food Awards! Here’s the link.

 

Also on Friday, we profiled Casper of the Coffee Collective in Copenhagen in our column, “10 Minutes With…” Here’s the link.

On Saturday, Ken posted his second article from SIGEP and the Italian Coffee Championships in Rimini, Italy. Here’s the link.

Also on Saturday, we profiled David Heilbrunn of Coffee Fest in our column, “10 Minutes With…” Here’s the link.

 

Also on Saturday, we featured exclusive coverage and photos from the Big Eastern, thanks to Lem Butler! Here’s the link.

Also on Saturday, we shared news of barista Rhett Harkins who suffered a terrible injury during a hiking accident near where he lives in Ohio, and offered ways for the coffee community to help. Here’s the link.

Earlier today, Ken posted news from the second day of SIGEP and the Italian Coffee Championships. Here’s the link.

Finally, we were active on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts with all the news from the final round of the Big Central. Go HERE for all the winners!

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