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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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Victory for Sweden & Other NBC Results, Thoughts

Once again, the annual Nordic Barista Cup has concluded. Please forgive the late coverage—we had a writer lined up but she went MIA at deadline. What started in 2003 as a friendly competition between baristas from Denmark and Norway celebrated its 10th anniversary this year in Oslo. In 2004—the first … Read more →

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Tomorrow in Denver: Caffeine Crawl!

It’s been a rough week in Colorado, where intense flash flooding in the Boulder area has been so severe that President Obama signed an emergency declaration last night to free up federal aid and allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts. Much of eastern and northern … Read more →

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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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