BMag Back Atcha – Week of April 14-20, 2014

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Welcome to this week’s BMag Back Atcha our weekly blog roundup post where we have the links to all of week’s stories in one place! In case you missed anything this week, don’t fret! You’ll find everything we posted right here, so let’s get the review started.

 

Monday we had a post in our popular “10 Minutes With” series where we have short Q&As with interesting people in the industry. This week we spoke with Husein and Carly Noorani Roaster (Husein), Co-founders Between Friends Roasting Company Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
10 Minutes With Husein and Carly Noorani

 

Nora Burkey wrote about her experience visiting a co-op in Nicaragua and its unique strategy for battling roya.
Biochar for All: Fighting Rust While Financing Farmers

 

Then it was Wednesday and time for another round of weekly trivia contest. This week’s prizes included a Gino dripper from notNeutral and an international subscription to BMag.
Let’s Play Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway! #58 (April 16, 2014 Edition)

 

And our winners’ announcement.
Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway Winner! #57 (April 16, 2014 Edition)

 

Then with the US Coffee Championships just around the corner at the SCAA expo in Seattle next week, we started our series of posts featuring interviews with the regional barista and brewers cup winners.

First it was the Northwest winners on Friday:
Meet the U.S. Regional Champs: NW Brewers Cup—Honor Forte

Meet the U.S. Regional Champs: NW Barista Competition—Laila Ghambari

 

Then we had the winners from the Southwest region:
Meet the U.S. Regional Champs: SW Barista Competition—Charles Babinski

Meet the U.S. Regional Champs: SW Brewers Cup—Todd Goldsworthy

 

And next up, it was the South Central winners:
Meet the U.S. Regional Champs: SC Brewers Cup—Lorenzo Perkins
Meet the U.S. Regional Champs: SC Barista Competition—Tyler Rovenstine

 

Also at next week’s SCAA event is a cool way to win $500 with Pacific Natural Foods.
Win Big Bucks at Pacific’s Almond Latte Art Throwdown at SCAA!

 

That brought us all the way through the week. Check back this week for ongoing coverage of the US Coffee Championships, the SCAA event, and all the other good stuff we post! Thanks for reading!

 

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