BMag Back Atcha – Week of June 16–22, 2014

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Hello and welcome to this week’s installment of BMag Back Atcha our weekly round up of all the posts this week on the BMag blog in one easy post!

This week we celebrated the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere at least – don’t worry friends south of the equator, your days are getting longer starting now) and we returned to our office in Portland, Ore. after watching the first-ever World Barista Championship won by a Japanese champion in Rimini, Italy.

Here are the posts from the week:

We had a “10 Minutes With” featuring Mr. Espresso,‘s Luigi Di Ruocco who is vice president of the family-run company from Oakland, California.
10 Minutes With Luigi Di Ruocco

 

Meanwhile further south in California, the Los Angeles coffee scene is growing quickly, and the coffee community is following suit with innovate throwdowns like the Iron Barista Challenge. You can read about it right here:
Iron Barista Challenge Builds Coffee Community in L.A.

 

Then after a week off, we were back with another round of Humpday Giveaway our weekly trivia contest for fun and prizes (this week’s prize came from Ancap USA!)
Let’s Play Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway! #66 (June 18, 2014 Edition)

And the winner announcement here:
Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway Winner! #66 (June 18, 2014 Edition)

 

Loads of people have been wondering what’s going on with the acquisition of Handsome Coffee Roasters by Bay-Area juggernaut Blue Bottle Coffee. Well, we have the scoop right here:
Handsome Goes Blue Bottle: How It’s All Shaking Down

 

Next month will be the first Barista Nation in the Mountain West as the coffee roadshow event rumbles into the Mile High City, Denver, Colorado. What can you expect and why should you attend? You can find out all about it right here:
All Your Start-Up Questions Answered: Barista Nation Denver

 

On Saturday we were excited to share news of an outstanding event that took place in North Carolina recently, the Southeast Barista Jam. More than 80 coffee pros turned out for this festive educational event. Read all about it and see some great photos here:
Asheville, N.C., Hosts Awesome Barista Jam

 

That wraps up another busy week here on the BMag blog. Thanks for checking out BMag Back Atcha and don’t forget to come back all week long to find new articles, info and contests for coffee professionals like you!

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