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Fundraising for a Fellow Barista

Our hearts go out to Rhett Harkins of Bloc Coffee Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio: on a hiking trip in the Red Roiver Gorge recently, Rhett slid on 15 feet of hidden ice. He tumbled over a cliff more than 60 feet, and has sustained some pretty severe injuries. It took … Read more →

Barista Mag in the house! Free copies for everybody!

Day 2 at the Big Eastern Barista Competition!

As I mentioned in yesterday’s report from the Big Eastern, we are so sad we can’t be there! Ken is at the Italian Coffee Championships in Rimini, Italy, while I am essentially chained to my desk all weekend finishing up the February+March issue of Barista Magazine. Lucky for us, our … Read more →

If there's one thing David Heilbrunn of Coffee Fest loves as much as coffee people, it's fishing people!

10 Minutes With David Heilbrunn

David Heilbrunn President & CEO: Lifestyle Events, Inc. President: Coffee Fest Trade Shows Issaquah, Washington What other coffee jobs have you had? No other coffee jobs. Twenty-two years producing Coffee Fest has proven quite the education. Previously I rose through the ranks in retail with Tandy Corporation and Radio Shack. … Read more →

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The Sigep Experience – Day 1

Today marks the first day of Sigep in Rimini, Italy. The event takes place over the course of five days, and I’m lucky enough to be here for the first three. This is the 35th year for the event that is serves as a celebration, trade show and competition space … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Casper Engel Rasmussen

Casper Engel Rasmussen Roastery and Quality Manager The Coffee Collective Copenhagen, Denmark. What other coffee jobs have you had? I’ve been in the coffee business for 12 years now. My first job in coffee was in a cafe back in my hometown, Silkeborg, called Cafe Evald. It’s kind of funny … Read more →

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2014 Good Food Award Winners Announced!

Here are the esteemed coffees that picked up awards at this year’s Good Food Awards! Congratulations to you all! 1000 Faces Coffee, Suke Quto, Georgia De La Paz Coffee, Kenya Gichathaini & Peel Sessions, California Flying Goat Coffee, Ethiopia Wote Konga, California Intelligentsia Coffee, Organic Shegole Ethiopia, California Kickapoo Coffee Roasters, Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe … Read more →

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