Batdorf & Bronson rock Atlanta

I just got back from a whirlwind trip up the road to Olympia (to see my friends at Batdorf & Bronson, where I did a photo shoot for the October/November issue of Barista Magazine; I also got to hang with the dudes and ladies at Olympia Coffee Roasting Company & … Read more →

A New Specialty Drink

Let’s face the facts here:  We all drink a lot of coffee.  Whether we are participating in cuppings with our local roasters or enjoying a French pressed cup over a good book at home, there is a good amount of caffeine going into our bodies.  Caffeine is good in moderation, … Read more →

Sydney Espresso

Well, hi there. This is my first ever authorship in terms of blogging, so thanks so much to Sarah and Ken for allowing me to use their space to do so. I’ve got a few things I’d like to post about, but for now I’m going to give you what … Read more →

Countdown By M'Lissa

M’Lissa Muckerman, barista goddess at Octane in the ATL, sent the cutest thing ever to me and Ken today. See, M’Lissa and her man, Chris Owens, are once again headed to the Nordic Barista Cup next month, as are Ken and I, and we are all SO excited about it. … Read more →

Here's a 25-year-old Hawaiian Organ Donor

It was a bit overcast in Portland today, and we’d finished a bit of wedding planning work, a perfect excuse to see a movie Sarah and I have been waiting for all summer. We loved it. If you’re not easily offended (even if you are, really) you ought to see … Read more →

Editorial Advisory Posse

You may recall my editor’s letter in the June/July ’07 issue of Barista Magazine in which I said thank you and goodbye to our original editorial advisory board. They were an awesome group, and I especially appreciate their faith in Ken’s and my vision when Barista Mag was just a … Read more →

Want to go to Coffee Fest Seattle fer free?

We have a stack of free passes, so let me know if you want one, and I’ll mail it to ya. I love Coffee Fest Seattle — it’s such a great show for small coffee retailers, and this year it will be even better because both the Northwest Regional Barista … Read more →

Nordic Barista Cup – Unleashed!

Ever wanted to know what really goes on at the Nordic Barista Cup? Sure, you may have checked our Sarah’s and my live blogging of the event last year, something we’re doing again this year, where we write about the activities and post amusing, artistic and embarrassing pictures. And we … Read more →

Win stuff

Do you remember when we had a feature in Barista Magazine called “So…”? We would ask questions of people at trade shows and barista competitions, take their photos and print the whole thing in the magazine. But we thought it got kind of boring so we stopped doing it. Now … Read more →

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