Destination Iceland! For Mike Phillips, and you, too!

When Mike Phillips of Intelligentsia won the United States Barista Championship a week ago, he walked away with some sweet prizes. Among them was a certificate to attend the amazing, awesome, groundbreaking, uber fun event THE NORDIC BARISTA CUP!

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Donated by the Nordic Barista Cup Foundation, this certificate entitled Mike to attend all workshops and gatherings and secret fun events and meals at the 2009 Nordic Barista Cup, which is being held in Reykjavik, Iceland. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Nordic Barista Cup is one of the most wonderful events in the global coffee industry—it brings people from all over the world together in an intimate setting to play with coffee and reinvent their roles as coffee professionals. And it builds community and camaraderie like no other event in the world.

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Ken and I can’t wait for this year’s event, which takes place September 17–19! And we hope you’ll be there, too! It’s well worth the price to go in terms of the kind of education you’ll receive, the friends you’ll make, the awesome food and drink you’ll partake in, and the experience of being in Iceland? It’s a truly magical place. My favorite things about Iceland? The coffee, Sonja Grant, Icelandic horses, and the Blue Lagoon, baby!

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So register NOW! And Mike Phillips and I will see you there…

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