Hibernation over!

The team here at Barista Mag is hard at work putting the final pretty touches on our February/March issue—we have a lot of treats in store for you! But one thing we’re REALLY excited about when it comes to February/March is how many regional barista competitions are taking place during … Read more →

Holiday Reading

Like most people, I use the Christmas and New Year break to try and catch up on some much needed reading and relaxation. Not having given much thought as to what I might read over the time off I was quite happy when on the Friday before Christmas I recieved a … Read more →

Our Big News

Oh, how I would love to be reporting that Barista Magazine bought the Portland Trailblazers from Paul Allen, especially after the Blazers edged the Bulls last night in double overtime 115-109. But our real news is pretty killer, too: Beginning today, Barista Magazine will be available in its entirety online. … Read more →

Merry Phuong-mas!

Predictably, I will be posting photos of our cats in various humiliating holiday costumes such as Santa hats and tiny antlers. And predictably, I will be telling you all about the Christmas Day Blazers game that a group of 8 Olsons and 2 honorary Olsons and I attended, complete with … Read more →

Be in the Book

Some of you may have already heard about a book being put together by Dani Cone, who spends the majority of her time running Fuel Coffee in Seattle. Dani has been contracted by Sasquatch Books, in indie publisher out of Seattle, to put out the tentatively titled book, Coffee Crash: … Read more →

What's next for Barista Magazine?

Well, it’s been a big week here in Portland, the mighty Portland Trail Blazers have won six games in a row! The first time that’s happened since 2002. Here’s Brandon Roy, 2007 Rookie of the Year and Washington Husky, scoring two of his 29 points last night. And now for … Read more →

Milwaukee Happenings

This post thrills sL for many reasons. It starts with my gateway into Barista Magazine. About 2 years ago, I was given news that my company, Alterra Coffee Roasters, had purchased a new cafe/warehouse space for our company’s new headquarters in the years to come. If you knew this building, … Read more →

Taking customer service to a new level

She was a barista at Joe; he was a drip-coffee drinker. Now she’s his wife and he drinks macchiatos…at least sometimes. Just your average over-the-counter love story! Thanks to the whole coffee community for cosmically convening and introducing me to my husband, albeit indirectly. Talk about your bean dreams! -Meister … Read more →

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