Happy Sunday, friends! For those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving (and a long weekend), we hope you had a terrific holiday and are rested and ready for another exciting week in coffee! We know we are! And for those of you not of the turkey day persuasion, well, we’re hoping you’re enjoying a relaxing Sunday, coffee in hand, and ready to catch up on all the news that happened in coffee last week, here on BMag’s blog!
On Monday, we were excited to announce that Cup of Excellence has moved to Portland, Oregon! The Alliance for Coffee Excellence, which operates the beloved Cup of Excellence program, welcomed visitors on Tuesday to its first cupping. Read all about it HERE.
We were thrilled to tell you all about Anodyne Coffee’s special release of coffee and cascara on Tuesday. The Milwaukee, Wisc.-based company told us all about the project, and even sent us photos to share with you! See the whole thing by clicking HERE.
On Wednesday, it was time for our weekly contest, Humpday Giveaway! Our friends at Stumptown Coffee set us up with a freakin’ awesome prize to offer you guys, and did you ever want it! More than 150 of you played for a chance to win! See the prize and comments by clicking HERE.
Wednesday was also the first day of Hanukkah, and we commemorated it by introducing you to a leading coffee roaster in Israel, Landwer Coffee in Tel-Aviv. Read all about it HERE.
We had a Humpday Giveaway winner to announce on Thursday—find out who that lucky person was who won a Stumptown Brew Kit by clicking HERE.
Also on Thursday, we gave you a great idea for a holiday gift for that curious coffee lover in your life. It’s awesome—check it out by clicking HERE.
We were excited on Friday to share the news of La Marzocco’s great showing at the European Coffee Awards. Read all about it HERE.
On Saturday, we told you about a cool holiday project that our friends at Mahlkönig have going on over at their Facebook page. Think stuff you can win! Check it out by clicking HERE.
It sure was a busy week! But we think next week may be even more exciting, as we will be releasing the new issue of Barista Magazine tomorrow live right here on our website, Ken’s preparing to go to Kenya with Cafe Imports and the 2013 barista champs, and much, much more! So come back here to Barista Magazine’s blog every day for original news! See you soon!