Friday in Peru

Friday was the first full day of let’s talk coffee 2010 here in tarapoto. There were trainings, cupping, demos, lectures, and one-on-one meetings between producers and their buyers. I spent most of my time with the pool of international and Peruvian baristas, as they led numerous demonstrations of various methods … Read more →

Peru Continued

We’re in Tarapoto now as Let’s Talk Coffee gets underway this morning. Well actually it began last night with a poolside welcome reception, but the program begins today. But the fun really began for us lucky few who were able to attend the World Barista Forum in Lamas the night … Read more →

Welcome to Peru!

Let’s Talk Coffee officially got underway yesterday in the small town of Lamas. Lamas is just about thirty minutes outside of Tarapoto. And of course Tarapoto is the site of this year’s Ltc event. So why are we in Lamas? Well the first portion of Ltc for me is the … Read more →

Baristas Working and Playing in Peru

Sustainable Harvest’s annual event, Let’s Talk Coffee—which brings together roasters, producers and baristas in a coffee growing country—kicks off in just a few days! But some hard-working coffee professionals are already in this year’s focus country—Peru—working, and playing, hard. Here are the details… What: Ten world-champion baristas travel to the … Read more →

Sanford Bledsoe, You’re Going to Camp!

That’s right, folks, the winner is Sanford (Sandy) Bledsoe of Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a whopping 324 votes! 1,149 votes total were submitted for our Camp Pull-A-Shot video contest, in which 11 baristas from all over the United States submitted videos to be considered by you, the coffee public and … Read more →

Send a Barista to Camp!

Welcome to the first Camp Pull-A-Shot video contest! For a few weeks now, we have been accepting submissions of short videos by baristas from anywhere in the U.S. The subject matter? Why these baristas think they deserve a chance to attend Camp Pull-A-Shot. Marcus Boni of the SCAA and us … Read more →

[UPDATED] Camp Pull-A-Shot Videos 7-11!

Here are videos six through ten 11! from baristas who would like your vote to send them to Camp Pull-A-Shot. Send your vote to camp [at] baristamagazine.com 7. Alex Negranza from Bellevue, Washington http://yfrog.com/5lu5ez (Please click on above link -not image – to watch video) 8. Cameron Peterson from Springfield, Missouri. Cameron Peterson’s … Read more →

Camp Pull-A-Shot Videos 4-6

Here are videos four through six from baristas who would like your vote to send them to Camp Pull-A-Shot. Send your vote to camp [at] baristamagazine.com 4. Brian Boyd Lightfoot from Redlands, California. Brian Boyd Lightfoot’s Camp Pull-A-Shot Video (Please click on above link -not image – to watch video) … Read more →

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