Cafés

Chinese Coffee Ritual

Here’s a little story out of the Bay Area that caught my eye today. It’s a report from SFGate on a new café in Beijing, China that is using Ritual Coffee. I like the backstory on the entrepreneur, Fish Sun, who opened the café, and his plans to open more … Read more →

LA interlude

(This is a little post to tide us over until Sarah gets a chance to report from the road in Brazil.) Some things about Los Angeles are obviously cool: the beaches, the sun, the movie stars, the tacos. And some things are unquestionably awful, the traffic and the L*kers, for … Read more →

What’s Really Up with Stumptown

Now for a quick break from WBC coverage. Yes, even here in Colombia people have been abuzz since a thinly sourced story broke earlier this week that Duane Sorenson, owner of Stumptown Coffee, sold out to some big corporation. Though Matt Lounsbury quicky denied the report to local a Portland … Read more →

We Heart the Green Cafe Network

There’s a new nonprofit darling on the coffee industry scene, and we think they’re pretty great. Actually, they’re not that new: the Green Cafe Network has been around for a while, but they’re really gaining momentum, and we at Barista Magazine are excited to support them. Check out their list … Read more →

Retailing News from SoCal

Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea opened its third Southern California store yesterday. Located in Pasadena, most famously known (to me at least) for being the home of the Rose Bowl, the shop once again shows Intelligentsia’s willingness to experiment and deviate from its previous models to create a new space. From … Read more →

Dodging Dodgy Coffee

So here’s a story out of Perth, Australia, about how average consumers can avoid buying bad coffee by spotting five simple things in a coffee shop. I like their list – it includes things like how long does it take for them to pull a shot, how clean is the … Read more →

News out of New Orleans

While we’re one week away from SCAA and the USBC, here’s something to take your mind off of practice for you competitors or the last minute details to take care of before you leave for Anaheim for other travelers. It’s  a cool story out of New Orleans about a program … Read more →

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