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SCAA/SCAE Unification: The Case to Vote Yes

SCAA/SCAE Unification: The Case to Vote Yes Beginning next week, Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Members are voting on unification of their organization with the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE). SCAE Members have already approved the motion to unify the two organizations. SCAA members will vote between July 5 and August 5. … Read more →

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La Marzocco Opens Its First Café and Showroom!

La Marzocco Opens Its First Café and Showroom in Seattle Today!   The innovative Italian espresso machine manufacturer La Marzocco continues its groundbreaking ways with the opening of its first showroom and café in the Emerald City at the Seattle Center. The La Marzocco café and showroom opens on April 16 at … Read more →


Project Origin: Best Ofs A New Set of Auctions

World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic announces a new set of auctions for El Salvador and Honduras – Project Origin: Best Ofs Project Origin is an Australian-based green coffee importer founded by 2015 World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic from Ona Coffee to find and promote great coffees, support coffee farmers, and bring … Read more →


Coffee Podcasts 2.0: Coffee Geek

Our blog series on the specialty-coffee industry’s most innovative podcasts continues. Next up: Coffee Geek by Mark Prince BY ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE In 1997, when you could count the number of speciality roasters on your fingers, a photographer named Mark Prince started writing about coffee on a page on … Read more →


Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway Winner Announcement for the Blendtec Stealth Blender!

Welcome to Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway Winner Announcement for the Blendtec Stealth Blender! Hello and welcome everyone! It’s time to find out who is the Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway Winner for the Blendtec Stealth Blender valued at $1500! And since the grinder isn’t available for shipping outside of the U.S. for this contest, we … Read more →

San Francisco!

Long story short: the Barefoot folk throw a damn fine BBQ. They wore me out so I crashed early, but Clara kept going. A true champ. So we woke up at the leisurely hour of 9 this morning and headed for San Francisco. Have we mentioned it’s HOT here in … Read more →

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

We do! We’ve been doing a LOT of driving, oftentimes with some pretty crazy and random directions (thank you, Google maps). I haven’t blogged since yesterday — Monday — morning, when we were getting out of Napa and headed for Sebastpol, where we would visit Mark Inman at Taylor Maid … Read more →

Napa Daze

We blew into Napa late in the afternoon on Saturday, and hit Naya’s (of Ritual) 30th birthday party full force. Hosted by Grayson at his lovely riverside house, the party was slammin with the first taste of the incredible foods of Napa that we would enjoy for the next two … Read more →

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