Volunteer Power!

In an effort to involve baristas from around the world, Nordic Barista Cup organizers offer a unique opportunity to be a part of this amazing event to coffee lovers willing to work: volunteer to help with set up, running, managing, and multi-tasking, and in exchange you get to attend the … Read more →

Building the NBC

Ok, so the weather here in Gothenburg has begun to change. The locals say tonight it switches from Summer to Winter. No Autumn this year. They say it should be 1 Celsius tonight. That’s pretty chilly even for those of us who don’t use the metric system. But the weather … Read more →

Welcome to Gothenburg!

We’ve arrived in Gothenburg and checked in to our hotel. Already run into Jens Norgaard of Café Europa and one of the organizers of the event and David Latourelle from Clover. We’ll be popping over to see the competition site in just a minute. This town is very cool. It’s … Read more →

Sweden, here we come!

Ken and I are busily readying to leave for the airport in an hour. We arrive in Gothenburg Tuesday afternoon, Swedish time (what does that mean exactly?). Beginning Wednesday, we will be at work with the TV crew and Nordic Barista Cup organizers prepping for the most high-tech coverage of … Read more →

Good Morning, Seattle

I work for a company called Stumptown Coffee Roasters.  Stumptown was originally founded in Portland, but it’s coffee roots can be traced back to Duane’s Seattle roots as a barista and roaster.  It is with great pleasure that I announce Stumptown’s first Seattle cafe will be open tomorrow(Monday, September 16).  … Read more →

Surburban Farming

Hot on the heals of Sarah’s tomato farming, I discovered another urban farmer here in sunny old Sydney. Rob Forsyth, owner of Forsyth Coffee, WBC judge and roasting vetran of more than 30 years is also a micro coffee farmer. In the backyard of his business neighbour in the moderately affluent Sydney … Read more →

What Baristas Do When Left Unsupervised

Ryan Willbur texted me the other day with great excitement: “sarah… it’s willbur.. we may have a cover for you…” Seems Ryan and his pals at Intelli L.A. were playing around with ideas for James Hoffmann’s Absurd Latte Art Contest, and they were so inspired by their creation that they … Read more →

barista/roaster

Hey everyone. I wanted to mention that I am now a full time roaster for Ritual Coffee Roasters in beautiful San Francisco. I have one bar shift a week so I can “keep it real” (shout out to Larson) and basically to keep myself in line with the coffee. Roasting … Read more →

D'oh! Tough Break in P-Town!

Well the silver lining is that maybe the Blazers will get the number one pick next year too. Our number one pick, Greg Oden, is lost for the season with microfracture surgery on his knee. Now we’ll depend even more on our guys Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge and Jarrett Jack … Read more →

New Portland Pal

Stephen Rogers moved to Portland recently, and we’re so happy to have him! I remember way back when at the Seattle USBC, I judged him. Thank jesus I don’t judge anymore. It was much more fun having him over for drinks last night. He’s only gonna hang in Portland for … Read more →

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