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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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Moscow Calling!

Annnnddd I’m back! For the third year, I’m lucky enough to be joining in one of the industry’s most unique, not to mention successful, promotional coffee events: the Specialty Coffee Show in Red Square, produced by Russian coffee company Soyuz Coffee Roasting. Soyuz’s visionaries Drago Lakic and Regina Vasilyeva had … Read more →

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