Chicago, Chicago, I Love Ya, Chicago…

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It’s awfully quiet here in Barista Magazine’s offices today, what with Publisher Ken Olson missing in action. He’s holding down the fort—er, booth—at Coffee Fest Chicago this weekend, giving away tons of magazines, chatting with all the coffee friends who have gathered for the show at Navy Pier, and, as soon as the show’s over for the day, looking for some solid microbrew and deep dish pizza.

Is that for reals?

Is that for reals?

He’s been keeping me entertained by texting photos from the show, and I thought I’d share them here with you folks. So much fun going on in Chicago—because, c’mon, if the World Barista Champion’s in the house, how can it not be fun?

Cleaning up before pouring latte art at Coffee Fest Chicago's Latte Art Championship. Good barista.

Cleaning up before pouring latte art at Coffee Fest Chicago’s Latte Art Championship. Good barista.

Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Champ Cabell Tice chills in the Barista Mag booth with Steven Lim, our awesome booth worker.

Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Champ Cabell Tice chills in the Barista Mag booth with Steven Lim, our awesome booth worker.

Fierce concentration...

Fierce concentration…\

Hey, it's Heather! Who's that guy she's with?

Hey, it’s Heather! Who’s that guy she’s with?

 

 

About the Author

Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.