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A Portland Cafe Builds Its Local Community

This is a two part look at Portland, Oregon’s the Arbor Lodge and its sister nonprofit Vocoform. By Jeremy Martin Scott Davison likes to say that good coffee makes good conversation, and great coffee makes great conversation. For Davison and the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of Portland, Ore., the coffee being … Read more →

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Bogota Café Scene Growing Fast

I was in Colombia earlier this month working on a story for the April + May issue of Barista Magazine, and I had a few free hours in Bogota before my flight back to the States. Michael Losada of the Colombian National Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC)  offered to show … Read more →

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The First Great Specialty Cafe in Milan

When I was in Milan, Italy, last October for La Marzocco’s Out of the Box event, a new cafe had just opened up pretty close by called Taglio. I heard the name bandied about a whole lot the first day of the event—seems everyone was excited about it because it … Read more →

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DC Independents Unite!

The recently announced debut of the DC Disloyalty Card—which is a business card-sized note that earns card-holders discounts at some of Washington, D.C.’s best coffeehouses—has made big news, landing coverage in The Washington Post and The Guardian UK. And it should get good press—this is a really cool thing. The … Read more →

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First Look at the New BARISTA by Billy Wilson

We sure have known Billy Wilson for a long time… I first met Billy at his very first barista competition back in 2002 at NASCORE. Eleven years later, he’s all grown up and has made his dreams come through with the success of his business, BARISTA: three beautiful Portland, Ore., … Read more →

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The Barista as John Henry

The alternate title for this post could be “Welcome our Robot Overlords” or perhaps, “Resistance is Futile.” The robots are coming after all, just like the steam-powered shovel came for John Henry. In the end it didn’t matter that John Henry could drive steel so well that he did in … Read more →

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Toby’s To Open Manhattan Café on Monday

Congratulations are in order to our friends at Toby’s Estate in New York (which we recently featured here on the blog for the totally cool Panama project they did with some staffers) who are set to open a new cafe on Monday in Manhattan! Here’s the skinny: “Located in the … Read more →

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Knapp Time: Madcap’s Ryan Knapp Talks Coffee Retailing at International Coffee Week

One the big topics of discussion and interest here in Brazil is the specialty coffee retailing experience in other places, specifically the US. Ryan Knapp from Madcap Coffee Roasters in Grand Rapids, Mich. was invited to speak about his company’s retailing experience and methods during one of the Café DNA … Read more →

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