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Knapp Time: Madcap’s Ryan Knapp Talks Coffee Retailing at International Coffee Week

One the big topics of discussion and interest here in Brazil is the specialty coffee retailing experience in other places, specifically the US. Ryan Knapp from Madcap Coffee Roasters in Grand Rapids, Mich. was invited to speak about his company’s retailing experience and methods during one of the Café DNA … Read more →

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International Coffee Week Comes to Belo Horizonte, Brazil!

Big, huge, enormous, mammoth, and even more gargantuan modifiers apply to the upcoming International Coffee Week which runs from September 9-12 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The event will host not only a sprawling trade show floor which last year had some 6,500 visitors from 18 countries, but many other activities … Read more →

Stefanos, Alejandro, and some fun-lovin' soldiers during tonight's coffee service.

Intro to Origin by Alejandro Mendez

Imagine you’re a barista in Russia. Most of you can’t, can you? It’s an enormous yet isolated land, and the chances of most Russian baristas visiting a coffee-producing country are extremely slim. In fact, the chances of them even meeting another barista who has been to origin are small. So … Read more →

These pitchers have a nice heft to them because of the weight of the powder coating. Cole says this helps him with his pours.

These Pitchers are All Class

A big thanks to our friends at Visions Espresso for throwing some awesome Humpday swag our way. Cole McBride, a fierce latte art and barista competitor, as well as a Visions staffer, contacted me about these fly pitchers that Visions started carrying and asked if we wanted to give some … Read more →

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