Welcome to BMag Back Atcha our weekly blog review where you get a chance to catch up on any of the posts you might have missed this week.
We started with a story about the Coffee Leaf Rust epidemic and the challenges of rust-resistant varieties of coffee.
Then we had a preview story of the just completed Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) event in Nice, France with its accompanying world championships, like the World Latte Art Championship and the Coffee In Good Spirits Championship. We had a lot of coverage of the event with Barista Magazine editor Sarah Allen reporting from the scene.
Laura Clark had a report about an awesome event put on by the coffee community of Kansas City, Mo. to raise money for a coffee farming family in Colombia which was recently the victim of a robbery.
Sarah had reports from on the ground in Nice with loads of photos.
Thursday brought the first installment of the TNT NW series of throwdowns to Portland, Oregon.