Cool Colombian Cupping

I headed over to Sustainable Harvest, a coffee importing company based here in Portland, earlier today to take part in a cupping they were hosting. It’s part of an effort that they’re making to help build and connect with the coffee community around here. They plan on hosting the events … Read more →

Chinese Coffee Ritual

Here’s a little story out of the Bay Area that caught my eye today. It’s a report from SFGate on a new café in Beijing, China that is using Ritual Coffee. I like the backstory on the entrepreneur, Fish Sun, who opened the café, and his plans to open more … Read more →

Wednesday at Camp

The sun is out and camp is off to a busy start. Classes actually started at 7 this morning because we have so many campers here who are trying to reach their BGA certifications and they need to complete a number of required classes. Also at 7 was the inaugural … Read more →

Welcome to Camp Pull-A-Shot!

The sky is a little overcast here and the temperatures are a little cool, but it’s dry today at El Capitan Canyon just north of Santa Barbara, Calif., home of the Barista Guild of America’s Camp Pull-A-Shot as the first full day gets underway. Last night everyone arrived, and we … Read more →

Out of the Box Milano!

I am happily in Milan, Italy, to attend and participate in La Marzocco’s Out of the Box event in Milan, which is being held in conjunction with that big mammoth of a trade show, HOST. They have been busy times today and yesterday in Milano, with the biggest foodservice trade … Read more →

The Artist in You

I love that the coffee community is full of artists and musicians and writers. And I love the fact that you are not only celebrated for your diversity, but often called upon to lend your artist bent to a cause… here are two we’re excited about. 1. One of our … Read more →

Help Emily Knit Her Way To Camp!

Emily Jackson is a barista and trainer for Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters in Olympia, Wash., and Emily really, really wants to go to Camp. We’re talking about Camp Pull-A-Shot, the Barista Guild of America’s annual retreat where coffee professionals come together to further their bar skills, build community, share … Read more →

Stumptown Photo Contest!

Our friends at Stumptown Coffee are hosting a cool contest right now on Facebook that you should totally check out and enter! Deadline is October 16, so get on it NOW! Here are the details: Welcome to the Stumptown Facebook photo contest. We invite you to submit your unique perspective … Read more →

Anderson’s Going to Camp!

Congratulations to the winner of the 2011 Camp Pull-A-Shot Scholarship Program, ANDERSON STOCKDALE! Anderson is a barista from New Orleans who proved her dedication to the barista craft in her awesome video submission. If you haven’t already seen it, check it out here! Anderson Stockdale – Camp PullaShot 2011 from … Read more →

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