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Ceremony Coffee’s Rorschach Espresso Project

Article by Jeremy Martin If a latte was a rock band, the espresso would be the rhythm section.  It’s always there in the mix, constantly on point, holding down the base note, and moving the drink forward. The milk would be the front man—velvety, smooth and often tattooed with rosettas, leaves, … Read more →

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My Coffee Box: A Personalized Coffee Subscription Service

In case you don’t know him, Chad Bledsoe is one of the brightest and most determined young baristas in Portland, Oregon. I see him at all the local barista events and Thursday Night Throwdowns, and he’s almost always ranking pretty high up there, if not winning the whole thing.: he … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith Wholesale Lead Sunergos Coffee Louisville, Kentucky What other coffee jobs have you had?   My first foray into the coffee industry began around 6 or 7 years ago at a small Starbucks within a hotel in downtown Louisville. Most days I would stop at Sunergos on my way … Read more →

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Introducing La Marzocco’s Academia Project

One of the coolest things I saw at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo in Australia last week was the design for La Marzocco’s Academia Project. Tom Beaumont, who is the general manager of La Marzocco Australia, was excited to show it to me when I stopped by the booth. As … Read more →

Latte Art Battle for Clean Water

Portland, Ore.’s trendy Pearl District will play host to a very special Thursday Night Throwdown tomorrow, at Christopher David, a design and style mecca—complete with a café inside—in Northwest Portland. The event, which begins at 7 p.m. and is open to any and everyone, is called the Battle for Clean … Read more →

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Million Dollar Donation

One of our favorite organizations working in this industry is Coffee Kids.  The nonprofit supports projects across coffee communities in Latin America focusing on health care, food security, economic diversification, and education. In all honesty, one of the most rewarding aspect of working in the specialty coffee business is the … Read more →

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