Hello and welcome! You’ve found BMag Back Atcha our weekly round up of all our blog activity from the week that was. It’s your one-stop shop for all the links on the blog this week, so without further delay, let’s get reviewing!
First up we had a story by Jeremy Martin about our friends at Ceremony Coffee Roasters in Annapolis, Maryland and their new Rorschach Espresso Project, which was designed to pair classic espresso blends with single origin filter roasts in a 50/50 blend that allows the espresso to take on new flavors, textures, and identities.
Ceremony Coffee’s Rorschach Espresso Project
Next up was a story about Bjørg Brend (one of the key organizers and driving forces behind what was among the most innovative coffee events in the world, the Nordic Barista Cup) and her new podcast called “Coffee Awesome.”
New Podcast Debuts from the Woman Behind the Nordic Barista Cup
That was followed by this week’s round of Humpday Giveaway, our weekly trivia contest for fun and prizes. This week’s prize came directly from us here at BMag and featured two winners with their choice of BMag t-shirts or subscriptions!
Let’s Play Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway! #64 (May 28, 2014 Edition)
Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway Winner! #64 (May 28, 2014 Edition)
The Embarcadero in San Francisco got some new residents this week as long-time coffee pro Gabriel Boscano opened his new shop there, Paramo Coffee Roasters. We love their philosophy (“be nice to people”—pretty simple), and can’t wait to get down there for a visit!
Paramo Coffee Roasters Is Now Open in San Francisco
Meanwhile in the middle of the country, there’s a lot going on in Missouri right now too!
Sadie Colwell has the story out of Kansas City, Mo. about the third annual JamJam, which sounds like a simply awesome event! It’s got coffee, music, drinks and loads of community. We’d love to see this model take off everywhere! Give it a read right here:
JamJam in Kansas City Brings Coffee Community Together with Music & Espresso
Across the Show Me State, it’s the first-ever Coffee Fest St. Louis! There is so much going on in coffee in this part of the country. We appreciate that Coffee Fest made the great decision to book a show here so that Barista Magazine had a great excuse to fly out and meet the great baristas and cafe owners here!
Coffee Fest St. Louis is On!
On Saturday, Jeremy Martin brought us the story of a mutliroaster coffee service from Flatlands Coffee that is currently on Kickstarter. seeking funding.
He writes, “Many of us who have a passion for specialty and small batch coffees have made it one of our life’s goals to spread our enthusiasm to as many people as possible. We write blog articles, share bags of our favorite roasts with friends and family, and in some cases, leave business school and a promising career path behind to open a third-wave concept café in our small Midwestern hometown.” Read the whole thing here:
The New Multiroaster Concept, From Flatlands Coffee
Thanks for checking out BMag Back Atcha this week! Come back to the blog all week long (or heck, whenever you can!) for more stories, people and contests from the awesome world of specialty coffee!