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 →

Like "Savage Love" Only for Brewing Questions

Got a query about your brewing equipment, technique or anything else coffee or tea related? Then try hopping over to Bunn’s new blog, deardrbrew.com and pose your conundrum to the expert himself. Act quickly and you can be the very first coffee professional to get your question answered.

Guatemalan Barista Championship

The road to Atlanta rolls on, and this weekend competitors in Guatemala gathered for their national championship. You can watch video of the action right here.

One Question: Do they need judges?

In another sign that the professional barista community continues to grow all around the globe, the tiny, tropical island nation of Vanuatu is holding its second annual International Barista Competition next week. The nation of 235,000 people lies deep in the South Pacific some thousand miles north and east of … Read more →

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