On the ground in CPH

Sarah and I are back in our hotel room, munching on cheap pizza before we fall into a deep jet-lagged slumber. But to be back means that we first went out, and we did. In fact, we spent all of 20 minutes in the hotel, when we arrived on our … Read more →

24 Hours to Lift-off

It’s finally time for the World Barista Championship! Ken and I are so excited to be heading out of Portland for Copenhagen tomorrow to attend the SCAE’s Wonderful Coffee show where the WBC will be held! Copenhagen is truly one of my favorite cities in the world. It really reminds … Read more →

Billy's Moving On

Now that it’s all official and out in the open, we’re raising our mugs to Billy Wilson about the new beginning he embarks on today. Yesterday was Billy’s last day at the Albina Press, the Portland cafe where he has worked since the company’s inception three-and-a-half years ago. Billy’s work … Read more →

More Bay Area News

Following up on Gabe’s great report on home cupping with Andrew, Chris and Drew, some of our favorite Bay Area coffee companies are getting rave reviews from the San Francisco Chronicle. Ritual, Weavers, Blue Bottle, Four Barrel, and Barefoot all get their props, in two separate stories (“Roast with the … Read more →

Home cupping

This morning I headed over to the city (SF, as I live in Oakland) to join my friend and co-worker Drew (USBC Finalist yeah!) to cup with some really good company and friends and coffee geeks Andrew Barnett and Chris Tacy. I really enjoy their company, for real. Down to … Read more →

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 →

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