Time to Play Humpday Giveaway!

Happy Humpday everyone! It’s that time again—time for Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway Contest! We introduced it a few weeks back, and we’re going strong! The concept: every Wednesday, we ask you a question, the answer to which can be found in the current issue of Barista Magazine (and if you … Read more →

Nuova Simonelli’s Coffee Education League Descends on Moscow

Ah, Moscow… it’s such an amazing city. I’ve had the good fortune to travel there twice to spend time with barista champions from around the world as they took over Red Square in a coffee-making extravaganza event organized by Russian specialty roaster Soyuz. Specialty coffee in the great city within … Read more →

A Great Weekend in New York City

Just got back to the Barista Mag offices in Portland, Ore., after a wonderful weekend in New York for Coffee Fest. I have to be honest: I wasn’t as excited as I usually am for Coffee Fest: we’ve just been slammed at work lately, putting the finishing touches on our … Read more →

Humpday Giveaway WINNER!

Thanks so much to the tons of you who played this week’s Humpday Giveaway Contest! We are thrilled to announce that quite a few of you got the answer right, which means that every one of your winning names got entered into the drawing for a winner of the awesome … Read more →

Today’s Humpday Giveaway Prize: Oly Coffee Roasters!

  Huge thanks to the guys at Olympia Coffee Roasters for sending us some very special coffee yesterday: the Angelo Carillo Micro Lot from Ecuador. This coffee, which retails for $17.25/12 ounces, not only has a brilliant sweetness with chocolate, toasted marshmallow, and subtle citrus, but a wonderful story behind … Read more →

Barista Nation Boston—Satellite Cafe at SCAA Show

If you had to boil Barista Nation down to a one-word description, it would be innovative; the relatively young coffee event, which started in May of 2011 in Minneapolis has established itself as one of the most innovative events in our specialty coffee industry. It’s a free, one-day workshop for … Read more →

Third Wave Revealed!

Trish and Nick of Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters in San Francisco posted this trailer on Facebook today—it’s pretty hilarious. And it made for a nice break for me, as I’m running the Barista Magazine office solo this week while Ken is in Costa Rica with the 2012 Regional Barista Champs, … Read more →

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