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FEAST PDX! Chefs Treated to Special Stumptown Gesha Cupping

In the last 10 years, Portland has grown from a great place for foodies to a destination restaurant city. Maybe it’s the cheap rents, maybe the liberal populace, but definitely the adventurous appetites of Portlanders—who jump at the chance to try experimental wines, craft beers, and microroasted coffees—that helped make … Read more →

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Former USBC Champ Puts Her Popular Café Up for Sale

Coffee folks in the Pacific Northwest drive their cars from Portland to Olympia to Seattle on a fairly regular basis; ours is one of the most colorful, quality-focused coffee regions around, and we like to stay in touch with all of it. I’ve made a habit of stopping at Lava … Read more →

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NYC: Sparkling Guatemalan Coffees Coming Your Way

The Guatemalan road trip continues in New York next week with two cuppings of the spectacular microlot coffees on offer from  Tostaduría Guatemalteca Lab (TG-LAB) and Mayaland Coffee. You may recall our write-up about the event when it took place in Portland, Ore., at the American Barista & Coffee School in August: Dan … Read more →

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Heads up, Canada!

Lots is happening north of the border this fall—here are two of the not-to-miss Canadian coffee events! • Canada’s Western Regional Barista Championship, September 28-29 Artigiano Roasting Co. is poised to welcome baristas from all over British Columbia as it hosts the annual Western Regional Barista Championship, one of the … Read more →

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Hurry up and register for Barista Nation L.A. before Monday!

Barista Nation is one of our absolute favorite events for coffee professionals—as it hops from city to city, country to country, Barista Nation brings together the local coffee community to share in the expertise of visiting professionals from around the world, play on the latest, coolest new equipment, discuss industry … Read more →

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Let’s Play Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway! #30 (September 18, 2013 Edition)

Happy Humpday, everyone! We’re halfway through the week, which means the countdown to some awesome coffee events is on: fall is always so great in the specialty-coffee industry, with Coffee Fest Seattle, the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Coffee Conference in Rhode Island, as well as the Big Central Regional Barista Competition, Barista Nation … Read more →

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Pre-Order: Stumptown’s Gesha Road Trip Is a Total Trip

I clearly remember hearing about Stumptown owner Duane Sorenson’s epic trip to Honduras and Guatemala years back, when he smuggled Gesha beans onto the farms of some great friends: Arturo Aguirre in Guatemala (Finca El Injerto) and Marysabel Caballero in Honduras (Finca El Puente). Duane had gotten the beans from … Read more →

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