Light Posting, Heavy Snowfall

(this picture is from two days ago – the steps are now completely covered) So we’ve been a bit remiss on the ol’ blog posting lately, but, we have very good reasons, or a very good reason: Snow! On average, here in Portland we have maybe a couple inches of … Read more →

Coffee as Art, Part II

Sure, you’ve seen the coffee-on-a-napkin art, but what’s the status in the art world of the process of making coffee itself? And what about the artistry of the barista? Well a new installation at the Guggenheim in New York is celebrating the work in performance, creation and consumption of coffee, … Read more →

Big Changes for Jon Lewis

I love this photo of Jon, which I took when I was in Idaho visiting him and reporting on him for the August/September 2007 cover feature in Barista Magazine. It’s taken at the precarious dock outside of the barn in which he and his friend, Malcolm, roasted coffee for their … Read more →

Aussie English

I don’t know if you can get it in time for Christmas, but there’s a new book out about the coffee community in the Land Down Under, and based on the synopsis, I think readers of Barista Magazine would get a kick out of it. It’s called Café Republic of … Read more →

Coffee as Art

This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while (of course the Blazers’ six-game win streak has been pretty great too, but this is work-related!). From the New York Times, it’s an illustrated editorial of one man’s personal history with coffee. Artist and author Christoph Niemann illustrates … Read more →

Did Nick Cho Write This?

Just skimming through our local alt. weekly here in Portland, and I saw this “I, Anonymous,” which for some reason (Ok, not just any reason, but the well publicized long back-and-forth from this summer between Nick and his dissatisfied customer) my friend from Northern Virginia sprang instantly to mind. Note: … Read more →

Who Are You? Typealyzer Knows

Ok, this is pretty cool though not very coffee related. In a move sure to further our planet’s slide toward a more Tron-like future, the new website Typealyzer reads your blog and determines your personality type after just a few seconds. As many of our readers have their own blogs, … Read more →

Buy Another Latte, Cheapskate!

From the NY Times blog, Freakonomics, comes another round of the (Internet) age-old discussion, is offering free wi-fi a good thing for cafés? It’s a lively discussion, and it’s spurred on by the strategy of a café in Holland which offers free wi-fi, but frequently changes the name of its … Read more →

This is How They Do it in Indy

Specialty coffee in Indianapolis? Yeah, you heard me. Because of people like the awesome BJ Davis, owner of B-Java Coffee & Tea, specialty coffee lovin’ is on the rise in Indy. It’s so popular, in fact, that the Indianapolis Star newspaper has an annual coffee issue, and even had the … Read more →

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