more Milwaukee happenings

Questions/Comments — jamesfairbrass@yahoo.co.uk I’m pretty pumped for this – I know there’ll be a cupping of coffees from Alterra, Anodyne, Intelligentsia, and Metropolis followed by the traditional latte art throwdown. Short and simple, but it’s surely enough to pass a night away, especially if there’s only one machine and 20 … Read more →

Our 20th Issue!

I was having a “staff meeting” with the dog (that means snuggling her on the floor) the other day, staring up at all the Barista Magazine covers we’ve put on the wall, when I realized that our latest issue, June/July 2008, is Barista Magazine’s 20th issue! Wowsers. We couldn’t be … Read more →

Ms. Meister if You're Nasty

(disclaimer, Sarah thought of the title for this post) Once again the coffee scene in the Big Apple is getting huge props from the Grey Lady. This story from the New York Times about cupping features some of our favorite baristas in NYC with quotes from Erin Meister, Daniel Humphries, … Read more →

Hood River Barista Jam!

I waited a bit to post this because I wanted to make sure everyone had the opportunity to read all of Emily’s great post about her time in Wellington, New Zealand. If you missed it, it’s still here — just scroll down below my post. SO! The First Annual Hood … Read more →

Enn Zed Bee Cee

 Far far away towards the bottom of the earth is a lovely little city called Wellington (aka. Middle Earth) the capital of New Zealand, the town responsible for these two:    and this year the home of the New Zealand Barista Championships. Moi, and the 2008 Australian Barista Champion David Makin … Read more →

Do You Want the Rad News or the Ridiculous?

Let’s start with the rad. Our friends at Olympia Coffee Roasting Company—pssst! they’re the same guys as Espresso Parts!—just sent us the most bitchen photos of their new delivery system: Here’s what they have to say about the bikes: “Olympia Coffee Roasting Company is pleased to announce the arrival of … Read more →

Best Name Ever

Doing any sort of traveling demands many hours perusing the SkyMall catalog, and it’s always amazing just what is for sale at 30,000 feet. In previous years, hot dog cookers have been popular with multiple, competing versions available. This is one that our cat, Spacey, was lobbying for: Lately, however, … Read more →

Keeping Up With Kyle

I feel like a kinda loser that I’m only just now figuring out what the Black Cat Project is. Note: it is not this: I remember seeing this tricked out Kees at Intelligentsia’s SCAA booth — shit, it was sexy. But now that I’ve actually discovered the link—blackcatcoffee.com—I’m finally figuring … Read more →

Sunday in Portland

So no, this is not a coffee related post, but it is a glimpse at life in one of specialty coffee’s hot spots, Portland, Oregon. Yesterday was a beautiful early summer day here in the Rose City. Earlier in the weekend, we had been roasted by temperatures in the high … Read more →

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