Is it any wonder there was a nonstop throng of people at the Kalita booth?

Cafe Show & World Coffee Leaders Forum in Seoul

I really like Seoul so far, even though I haven’t seen all that much of it yet. The people are friendly and so excited to have visitors, and the innovations I’ve seen on the floor of the Cafe Show—one of the biggest coffee shows in the world with 100,000 attendees—have … Read more →

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Coffee Leaders Gather in South Korea This Week

The World Coffee Leaders Forum in Seoul, South Korea, kicks off today, bringing together an esteemed panel of speakers to address current topics facing the specialty coffee industry. Speakers include reigning World Barista Champion Pete Licata, Intelligentsia Coffee buyer Geoff Watts, Specialty Coffee Association of Europe executive director David Veal, … Read more →

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Good Food Awards Coffee Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to this year’s Good Food Awards finalists in the coffee category! The winners announcement will be made in December, so stay tuned! To see finalists in all the categories (mmmm… cheese….), go HERE. 1000 Faces Coffee, Suke Quto, Georgia Barrington Coffee, Ethiopia Hachira, Massachusetts Caffe Ladro, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Hama, Washington De La … Read more →

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First Look at the New BARISTA by Billy Wilson

We sure have known Billy Wilson for a long time… I first met Billy at his very first barista competition back in 2002 at NASCORE. Eleven years later, he’s all grown up and has made his dreams come through with the success of his business, BARISTA: three beautiful Portland, Ore., … Read more →

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Ben Blake + Draw Coffee

By Kelsey Snell In an age of “filtered” art (Valencia or X-Pro? Try Rise.), artist Ben Blake takes a different approach. Instead of filtering his work, he works on filters—no sepia staining, no one-touch tilt shifting necessary. Ben began “doodling” on coffee filters two years ago and aptly named his … Read more →

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