Meet the Makers

Some years ago, Stumptown Coffee Roasters here in Portland, Ore. (heard of them?) launched a series of events called “Meet the Producers.” The events brought coffee famers up to Portland to meet consumers at Stumptown’s cafés. It was a chance for people to really get to know and put a … Read more →

A Note to Our Canadian Subscribers

Dear Canadian Subscribers, Due to an error at our printer’s with their labeling system, a number of copies of the August + September 2012 issue of Barista Magazine destined for our great subscribers in Canada have been rerouted by the postal system and are ending up back at Barista Magazine … Read more →

Memories of Moscow

I can’t believe it’s almost time for me to head back to Portland, Ore. — my flight leaves on Thursday morning, and by air travel magic, I return to Portland a few hours later on Thursday evening. I have been here in Moscow only 4 days. but it feels like … Read more →

Coffee Mania Moscow!

Day two (for me anyway—I’m here in Moscow for the last half of team one’s adventure, and the beginning half of team two’s), anyway, so day two began with sunshine! These Latin baristas—Raul, Daniel,, Alejandro, I’m talking to you—as well as the Italian—were having some trouble with the cold yesterday. … Read more →

Stumptown Makes History (Again)

The great folks at Stumptown have supported our efforts with Barista Magazine since day one—I remember way back in 2004 when I first told Stumptown owner Duane Sorenson about wanting to start a magazine for baristas, and he assured me it was a great idea. His confidence in our idea—which … Read more →

We love the Left Coast!

Last night I had the opportunity to attend the launch party for Hanna Neuschwander’s new book Left Coast Roast by Timber Press here in Portland. The event was held at a bar named Spirit of 77, and if you spent any time in Portland for this year’s SCAA Event, you … Read more →

Big Season Ahead for Barista Nation

It’s hard to believe that the industry’s most progressive coffee event—Barista Nation—is only in its second year. The non profit organization, which is the brainchild of industry vet Anastasia Chovan, has enjoyed successful workshops and community building events in Minneapolis, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, B.C., Tokyo, and more already, … Read more →

Barista Champs To Take Over Red Square!

      For the second year in a row, Soyuz Coffee Roasting (SCR) will host National Barista Champions during the annual Spasskaya Tower international military music festival in a feature area called the Specialty Coffee Show Starring Barista Champions. Appearing September 1–4: • Raul Rodas, Guatemala, 2012 World Barista … Read more →

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