New Coffee Champs Down Under!

Australia is without a doubt one of the top countries in the world for coffee and espresso excellence, as proved by the quality of coffee its cafes and roasteries turn out, not to mention the consistently high caliber of champions in all areas of specialty coffee who hail from Down … Read more →

Berry Borer Death Match

Exciting news out of Kenya, a predator of the voracious and devastating coffee berry borer has just recently been discovered. Scientists are hopeful that the newly discovered insect can help control outbreaks of the borer, which can destroy whole fields of coffee plants. The predator is from the family Thysanoptera … Read more →

Free Passes to Coffee Fest NYC—Want 'Em?

Barista Mag is heading east for Coffee Fest New York, er, um, New Jersey, but we’ll be hanging in the city in the eveningtimes, I’m sure. Ken’s staying on the home/office front, while our delightful art director, Jessica, and I will run Barista Mag’s booth (#410 yo), check out the … Read more →

Free Passes to Coffee Fest NYC—Want ‘Em?

Barista Mag is heading east for Coffee Fest New York, er, um, New Jersey, but we’ll be hanging in the city in the eveningtimes, I’m sure. Ken’s staying on the home/office front, while our delightful art director, Jessica, and I will run Barista Mag’s booth (#410 yo), check out the … Read more →

Now that's an art show!

Yes, many cafés have rotating art shows decorating their walls, but this one is really something else. Ok, so a lot of you aren’t necessarily Portland Trail Blazer fans or even sports fans, but I think we can all appreciate the ingenuity of an art show that focuses on a … Read more →

Now that’s an art show!

Yes, many cafés have rotating art shows decorating their walls, but this one is really something else. Ok, so a lot of you aren’t necessarily Portland Trail Blazer fans or even sports fans, but I think we can all appreciate the ingenuity of an art show that focuses on a … Read more →

Best Pizza and Monkey Watching in Town

So I’m back from Costa Rica, catching my breath after what was one of the most jam-packed source trips I’ve ever been on. As I said in earlier posts, this trip was the grand prize to the Nordic Barista Cup winning team, which hailed from Denmark. Along with the four … Read more →

Earthquake Devastates Haiti

A major earthquake struck Haiti last night causing massive damage and leaving perhaps hundreds of thousands dead in its wake. Reports indicate that many buildings have been destroyed, including at least one hospital and prison, and the headquarters for the UN relief mission in the country has collapsed, also killing, … Read more →

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