Happy Humpday, everyone! We’re halfway through the week, which means the countdown to some awesome coffee events is on: fall is always so great in the specialty-coffee industry, with Coffee Fest Seattle, the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Coffee Conference in Rhode Island, as well as the Big Central Regional Barista Competition, Barista Nation Kansas City, Host Milan, La Marzocco’s Out of the Box in Milan, and much more!
We’re bundling up as summer turns to autumn, and we’re excited for all the fun events that the autumn season brings!
Some things remain the same, however, such as Barista Magazine’s weekly blog contest, Humpday Giveaway, where anyone and everyone in the whole wide world of coffee is invited to play for a chance to win an awesome coffee tool or other coffee-related prize. Since we debuted this weekly contest last February, it’s gotten soooo popular—you guys love it! And we’re so glad!
This week we have a super special prize up for grabs: the Brazen Brewer from Behmor! This is a revolutionary home brewer, guys—there’s a reason it’s priced at $199 (though with all its bells and whistles, it’s worth every penny): check out the interview we ran yesterday on Barista Magazine’s blog with the man himself about how he developed it and what makes it so amazingly awesome.
OK, so are you ready to play for a chance to win a Brazen Brewer of your very own? Then let’s do this! First of all, I have to say that the Brazen is only up as a prize to folks with a U.S. address; but international subscribers, we got you covered! One of you will win a one-year subscription to Barista Magazine—that’s a $60 USD value!
Let’s real quick review the rules, guys, and then we’ll get to the trivia question:
Humpday Giveaway Rules
—Answer the trivia question by referencing the current issue of Barista Magazine. If you don’t have a copy, you can look at the whole issue for free online by going HERE.
—Leave your answer plus your FIRST and LAST names, as well as your country of residence, into the blog comments section.
—Answers may be submitted between 7 a.m. PDT on Wednesday through 6:59 a.m. PDT on Thursday.
—The names of those who submitted the correct answer will be entered into a drawing, and Barista Magazine will randomly select one name, which will be announced on Thursday at 10 a.m. PDT right here on the Barista Magazine blog.
OK, guys—ready to play Humpday Giveaway? Let’s do it!
QUESTION: ACCORDING TO AL LIU’S ARTICLE IN THE AUGUST+SEPTEMBER ISSUE, WHAT ORGANIZATION CERTIFIES COFFEE AS ‘DIRECT TRADE’?
Think you know the answer? Then type it into the comments section of this very blog post now! You might win a Brazen Brewer tomorrow!