Happy Thanksgiving!

Everybody here at Barista Magazine wishes everyone everywhere a very Happy Thanksgiving, or Turkey Day as it’s affectionately known by my nephews. Above you see members of Turkey’s parliament fighting over the last of the pumpkin pie. Those of you who may be unfamiliar with Thanksgiving will find this video … Read more →

Rainy Days And Stew Gone By

It rains a lot in Seattle.  The Pacific Northwest in general can become rather gray and dismal around these approaching winter months, but Seattle has the notoriety of representing this fact.  Often times you will hear the debate between Portlanders and Seattle-ites over who has the most gloom to offer … Read more →

Props to Clover

I just came across this amazing article in The Economist about our pals at The Coffee Equipment Company and their baby genius, the Clover 1s. Ken and I have been pals with the folks at Clover since the get-go. The whole crew came to our wedding a few weeks ago … Read more →

How We Roll

It’s amazing how many people think Ken and I must be these great baristas ourselves because we have a magazine about great baristas. I don’t see the logic. I mean, back when I was a music critic for the Oakland Tribune in the Bay Area, it was widely understood throughout … Read more →

Heading North

Ken is packing the car so we can leave in about half an hour for Seattle. We’ll get there and set up our booth before we hunt down friends we haven’t seen for a while like these two and (well, not my mom, but Rhiana, Kyle’s girlfriend) and this hippie … Read more →

Caffeine Kids

  There are two thing in my life which are very dear to me – one is coffee, and the other (and the favourite!) is my 2 year old son, Oscar. As a typical offspring of a coffee industry person, Oscar has spent much of his life around roasteries, espresso equipment and coffee in … Read more →

Happy birthday, Ken!

Today, November 2, is Ken’s birthday! I got up early and decorated the house in purple and gold crepe paper — for the Huskies, of course. We’re working for the morning and then Ken’s folks — my new parents in law — are coming to take us out to lunch. … Read more →

oh… right, that barista jam thing

I’ve been expecting something exciting and interesting to happen soon at the shop. Something Barista Mag Blog worthy… I’m not sure it’s gonna happen. Then I remembered that we had that barista jam with Metropolis Coffee like, 3 months ago. This was something we had been discussing with Tony and … Read more →

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