BMag Back Atcha – Week of March 17-23, 2014

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We did it, guys—we made it through another week of work! Here’s hoping you have today off to relax and catch up on any news you may have missed over this past busy week. We’re here to help, with all the quick links to the original news articles we posted to Barista Magazine’s daily blog. So sit back, relax with some yummy coffee, and enjoy news from the week of March 17-23. And be sure to come back next week for more news, as we do every single darn day, here on Barista Magazine’s daily blog.

On Monday, we featured “10 Minutes With Giuseppe Trovato, the import manager for Zicaffe’ Spa in Italy. Giuseppe is a prankster and also a damn smart business man—check out his profile by going HERE.

Also on Monday, we shared some great photos from the amazing barista jam that Mahlkönig hosted in Hamburg, Germany, last week in conjunction with the massive trade show, Internorga. Go HERE to see the pictures!

On Tuesday, we were super excited to share Jess Percifield’s article about the latest San Diego Thursday Night Throwdown, and preview the next installment of the event. This is one of the most exciting TNT series we know of—check out all the pictures and details HERE.

On Wednesday, it was time for our awesome weekly trivia contest, Humpday Giveaway! And this week’s contest was more exciting than ever, with an amazing prize donated by our friends at Espresso Parts. Go HERE for all the details!

Also on Wednesday, we featured a profile of one of our favorite coffee dudes, David Morris, CEO of Dillanos Coffee in Washington. Learn all about David’s unique managerial style, which is fun and silly, but also serious and innovative, by going HERE.

On Thursday, we revealed the lucky winner of the almost $300 prize from Espresso Parts that was the prize for this week’s Humpday Giveaway! Check it out HERE!

Also on Thursday, we offered up a guide to all the info the you need to get prepped and stoked for the upcoming debut U.S. Latte Art Championship, which will take place at the SCAA show in Seattle in April. Go HERE for the details!

On Friday, we revisited a story that was really popular with you guys when we first introduced it last fall: the competitions for barista with Down syndrome that Cafento in Spain organizes. This year’s competitions are kicking off—learn all about them HERE.

On Saturday, we featured barista star Erika Lee Vonie from Ultimo Coffee in our profile series. Erika is one of those baristas who is so passionate about what she does that she makes things happen, not only for her but for other baristas. Find out why we’re so inspired by Erika by going HERE.

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