More Pics from Puerto Rico and Other Stuff

Tony Siera, who judged the first round of the Puerto Rican Barista Championship, had the finals off, so he spent the day photographing the event at Coffee Cast. You can check out his photo set on flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/baristapuertorico/

Also out today is a list of the “20 Most Caffeinated  Cities” in the U.S. The rankings are based on the number of coffee shops per 100,000 people, the average monthly amount spent on coffee and the total of other sources of caffeine consumed. Spots one and two may not surprise anyone (Seattle and Portland respectively) but city three is San Jose, California! In other weird twists, the city of the current World Barista Champion, Michael Phillips, Chicago, is ranked sixth and right behind it is Phoenix, Arizona? Yeah, that sounds weird to me too. But it must be true because it’s on this list.

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Ken

Kenneth R. Olson is co-founder and publisher of Barista Magazine the worldwide trade magazine for the professional coffee community. He has written extensively about specialty coffee, traveled near and far for stories, activities, and fun, and been invited to present on topics important to coffee culture. He is also an avid fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Washington Huskies. Go Blazers! Go Dawgs!