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 →

The Tone & Sonja Show, Part 2

Here’s the second part of Tone and Sonja wedding greeting to me and Ken! (So that means the video in the post below this one is part 1). WARNING: If you can’t view this video (maybe if you’re using Firefox. It shows up if you open the blog in Safari), … Read more →

The Tone & Sonja Show

Our friends Tone Liavaag (Solberg & Hansen in Norway) and Sonja Grant (Kaffitar in Iceland) couldn’t make it to the States for Ken’s and my wedding. Bummer! But they did the very next best thing: they shot a video for us during the Nordic Barista Cup in Sweden. David Latourell … Read more →

Baca in P-town

Chris Baca is in town this weekend, and last night, Kevin Fuller (Albina Press) and I went out with him, his lovely wife, Jenny, and their friends in tow. It was a blast! Here’s Baca and Jenny — she’s a beauty! My camera malfunctions don’t do her justice. She’s a … Read more →

Weddings, wildfires… what about coffee?

Yes, Ken and I have a good excuse for being a little slow on the pasteboard postings considering we had our wedding last week and also our concern for those plagued by wildfire worries and devastation in Southern California. It’s been a crazy week for all of us in good … Read more →

Back to Reality…

So Sarah and I had a great wedding, as you can see from her post below. And in an unheard of turn of events we even went for four whole days following it without turning on our computers, reading the news or even checking our email. Ignorance as they say … Read more →

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