Our 20th Issue!

I was having a “staff meeting” with the dog (that means snuggling her on the floor) the other day, staring up at all the Barista Magazine covers we’ve put on the wall, when I realized that our latest issue, June/July 2008, is Barista Magazine’s 20th issue! Wowsers. We couldn’t be happier about the articles and tidbits included in this issue either, beginning with our amazing cover barista, Lem Butler!

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Also in this issue: awesome photos of and the stories behind the six USBC finalists’ signature drinks; a travelogue of Peru; Mark Pendergrast’s take on SCAA cupping certification; a story about opening a quality cafe after your hipster 20s are over; Baca’s report from the road to Minneapolis; Brent’s stories about barista championships in Korea and Iceland; L. Clayton’s amazing photos from the coffee pairing dinner in Ithaca at Chris Deferio’s cafe; and much, much, much more!

And thanks to our pals at the Bipartisan Cafe here in Portland, we even managed to get some Barack Obama news into the pub. Here’s a hint:

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Your copies of the issue will be arriving in your mailboxes in a week or so, but if you want a sneak peek, check out the June-July Bmag online in its entirety here. Happy summer everyone!

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