How did it get to be February already? 2014 is just zooming right by, and if the first month was any indication, it’s gonna be an action-packed year! We’ve been busily filling our daily blog with tons of news and features for you to enjoy between print issues of Barista Magazine. In case you missed any of our coverage during this busy week, here are some quick links to all the articles!
AND NEW THIS WEEK: Photo of the week! See the end of the post for this week’s winner!
On Monday, we were stoked to share the calendar for all the TNT NW events happening in 2014! Barista Magazine is so proud to be one of the four presenting sponsors along with Espresso Parts, Baratza, and Craft Coffee. Read it HERE.
Also on Monday, we posted “10 Minutes With Sam Penix,” owner of Everyman Espresso in New York City. Go HERE for his Ryan Gosling story and all kinds of other interesting stuff.
Also on Monday, we shared news about a really cool crowd funding project to raise awareness of Timorese coffee that’s happening in Melbourne. Go HERE to read it.
On Tuesday we were hella stoked to share news of the first Coffee Fest Latte Art Championship happening in Tokyo! Barista Mag publisher Ken Olson will be flying down there to judge. Check out the details HERE.
Also on Tuesday, we shared “10 Minutes With Jessica Godfrey,” who is one of the trailblazers of specialty coffee in New Zealand. She’s got such an interesting story. Check it out HERE.
Also on Tuesday, we shared some crazy cool news from Brazil: the top farmer from the most recent Cup of Excelelnce competition was a female for the first time in history! Read all about it HERE.
On Wednesday, we hosted a super-duper popular Humpday Giveaway contest. You guys really wanted the gorgeous, $200 tamper from Pullman Coffee Tampers! Read about it HERE.
Also on Wednesday, we profiled one of the most well-loved Swedes we know in “10 Minutes With Alexander Ruas.” Find out why he’s so damn likable by going HERE.
On Thursday, you guys held your collective breath while we drew a winning name from the submissions for Humpday Giveaway… find out who won the Pullman Espresso Tamper by going HERE!
Also on Thursday, we shared with you news about some incredible educational videos about all the latest scientific coffee developments coming out of the Colombian Coffee Federation—that you can watch for FREE! Just go HERE!
Also on Thursday, our profile, “10 Minutes With Holly Perry” got a ton of attention! Find out why people were so mesmerized by the youngest in this famous coffee family by going HERE!
Also on Thursday, readers went crazy with the post we did on the new science tome to come out of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. Check it out HERE!
On Friday, we shared the tragic but important news about the terrible abuse of civet cats that continues to go on, as well as suggestions for what coffee professionals can do to stop it. Go HERE for all the information.
Also on Friday, we got up close and personal with one of HasBean Coffee’s most beloved staffers in “10 Minutes With Dale Harris.” Check it out HERE.
Also on Friday, we featured some great photos of Seattle baristas working hard getting ready for the upcoming Big Western Barista Competition, who, thanks to Visions Espresso, have a tight place to practice. Go HERE for the pics.
On Saturday, we were just bursting to share the news of the brand new issue of Barista Magazine with you guys! For details about the great articles included in our February+March issue, go HERE.
Also on Saturday, we were super excited to show you photos and share news from Willem Boot’s amazing discoveries about the origins of the Geisha varietal in Ethiopia. Go HERE to check it out!
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK RUNNER-UP