BMag Back Atcha – Week of September 23–September 29, 2013

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Wow! It’s been another busy week on the blog with stories from both coasts as Sarah traveled to Rhode Island for MANE, and Ken flew south to Los Angeles for Barista Nation.

In between we had all of our regular features, too including another fun week of Humpday Giveaway with an amazing prize from Espresso Parts.

Add it all up, and we need to get reviewing! So here we are with another Sunday installment of BMag Back Atcha!

First up, we had a preview of La Marzocco’s upcoming Out of the Box event in Milan, Italy later in October.
Counting Down to Out Of the Box—Café Of the Future Announced!

 

That was followed by a story about an experimental technique of aging cold brew coffee in Oak barrels by  River City Roaster in Yorkville, Illinois.
Oak Barrel Aged Coffee From River City Roasters

 

Then it was time to play Humpday Giveaway with the winner in the US getting a sweet Silverton Yama dripper from Espresso Parts and the international winner picking up a subscription to Barista Magazine.
Let’s Play Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway! #31 (September 25, 2013 Edition)

 

Sarah had a story about a shared-space café in Portland here:
Christopher David the Latest Shared Space Café Concept in Portland

 

Then she had a full-on preview of the MANE event held Friday and Saturday in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
The MANE Event: Schedule, Speakers, Parties!

 

World Brewers Cup Champion (and current BMag cover model) Erin McCarthy and his company Counter Culture Coffee in New York City opened their brand new, amazing training space this weekend, and we had a preview of it here:
Counter Culture Reveals Stunning New York Training Space

 

Then it was a quick story from Los Angeles with photos from the new Stumptown cafe and roastery and one of the cafes of Barista Nation keynote speakers Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinksi, G&B Coffee.
Barista Nation LA is just a day away!

 

Finally, Sarah had a report from on the ground on the East Coast on her activities at MANE.
We’re Rockin’ Rhode Island

 

And that wrapped up another busy week on the BMag blog! Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to keep coming back in the upcoming week for more stories, pics, and contests before we cap the week with a trip to Coffee Fest in Seattle.

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