A few random thoughts…

What a busy couple of weeks since getting back from Copenhagen, it all seems like a lifetime ago, even though in reality it’s been barely a month. Lots of fun was had getting back to the roastery where I work, tasting samples of coffees generously donated from people around the world … Read more →

BTR on MTV

Pretty cool coverage for Bikes to Rwanda. It’s a segment from MTV on the ping pong tournament for BTR at Ritual. Click on the image below to see the video or follow this link: http://think.mtv.com/044FDFFFF0098A132001700990CF8/

Smokey-smoke

The Bay Area is suffering from smoke inhalation. Since Clara and I have spent a large part of this Bikes to Rwanda road trip along the coast of Northern California, we only really started seeing the terrible smoke from the California fires recently. On our way up here to Temple … Read more →

San Francisco!

Long story short: the Barefoot folk throw a damn fine BBQ. They wore me out so I crashed early, but Clara kept going. A true champ. So we woke up at the leisurely hour of 9 this morning and headed for San Francisco. Have we mentioned it’s HOT here in … Read more →

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

We do! We’ve been doing a LOT of driving, oftentimes with some pretty crazy and random directions (thank you, Google maps). I haven’t blogged since yesterday — Monday — morning, when we were getting out of Napa and headed for Sebastpol, where we would visit Mark Inman at Taylor Maid … Read more →

Napa Daze

We blew into Napa late in the afternoon on Saturday, and hit Naya’s (of Ritual) 30th birthday party full force. Hosted by Grayson at his lovely riverside house, the party was slammin with the first taste of the incredible foods of Napa that we would enjoy for the next two … Read more →

Hit it!

After an excruciating time spent at the Hertz rental car counter this morning, Clara and I finally got hold of our rental Prius and cruised on out of Portland, Northern California in our sights. To be fair, we were pleased that Hertz actually had the Prius for us (think of … Read more →

Bikes to Rwanda Nor-Cal Road Trip!

Clara Seasholtz, Executive Director of Bikes to Rwanda (BTR), and I—Sarah Allen, BTR Board member and editor of Barista Magazine—are hitting the road bound for Northern California! This crazy idea came about when we were at the SCAA show and US Barista Championship in Minneapolis this past May (where, at … Read more →

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