Café Imports Introduces Process-Specific Cupping Standards

  In response to the overwhelming popularity of alternatively processed coffees in the specialty coffee industry, Café Imports has developed groundbreaking cupping standards for use in evaluating these special coffees. These cupping standards—available for Washed, Natural, Wet-Hulled, Brazil, and Decaf—are the first of their kind in the world. Not only that, Café … Read more →

Winners of Humpday Giveaway!

Thanks to everyone who played this week’s BMag Humpday Giveaway contest! All 24 people who submitted the correct answer to us via Twitter, Facebook, email, or on this very blog, had their names entered into the Official Humpday Giveaway Drawing Vessel (i.e. Ken’s Portland Trail Blazers hat), and we drew … Read more →

Slate: Mobile and Rollin!

We’ve been hearing a lot about Slate Coffee over the past few months, and the company that hasn’t even opened it’s official doors yet is already generating a lot of industry buzz, most recently for Slate barista and educator Brandon Paul Weaver winning the Northwest Region’s Brewers Cup in Seattle … Read more →

I said, “Finish it!”

This story has been making the rounds. You can read it  here, here or here. Here’s the gist of it: a restaurant called Hachikyo, in Sapporo, Japan has started fining customers who don’t finish their ikura, a dish of salmon roe pilled high on a bed of rice. Every piece of … Read more →

Humpday Giveaway: 3FE T-Shirt Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the first Barista Magazine Humpday Giveaway contest! The correct answer for the winner of the 2008 Northeast Regional Barista Competition was: Amber Sather! Everyone who responded either here, on Twitter, or on Facebook with the correct answer got their name put in the drawing, … Read more →

Marathoning for Coffee Kids

There’ll be a lot going on in Boston in the middle of April — the opening games of the Boston Red Sox, for one thing. But in terms of worldwide events, there are two that particularly stand out in our minds: The Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Conference and Expo, … Read more →

Report from the IWCA in Guatemala

When my friend, Ginger Gerhart of Ghirardelli, told me she was going to Guatemala for the International Women in Coffee Alliance’s (IWCA) annual conference, I asked if she wouldn’t mind sending me some photos and news of the event to share with Barista Magazine‘s faithful blog readers—and she did! Thank … Read more →

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