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Merry Phuong-mas!

Predictably, I will be posting photos of our cats in various humiliating holiday costumes such as Santa hats and tiny antlers. And predictably, I will be telling you all about the Christmas Day Blazers game that a group of 8 Olsons and 2 honorary Olsons and I attended, complete with … Read more →

Be in the Book

Some of you may have already heard about a book being put together by Dani Cone, who spends the majority of her time running Fuel Coffee in Seattle. Dani has been contracted by Sasquatch Books, in indie publisher out of Seattle, to put out the tentatively titled book, Coffee Crash: … Read more →

Stupid weather…

I was all stoked to take my Swedish pals Matts and Magnus and David on a tour of Portland’s coffee hotspots today, but the darn weather has dashed our hopes. After the three guys spent the last few days in Seattle and Vancouver, they were all set to head to … Read more →

Down time? Hardly.

We always like to think we’ll get to slow down and breathe in December, given Coffee Fest Seattle is behind us and we don’t have another coffee event to travel to until January. But for some reason, it never works out that way. Not that we’re complaining however: the coffee … Read more →

Props to Clover

I just came across this amazing article in The Economist about our pals at The Coffee Equipment Company and their baby genius, the Clover 1s. Ken and I have been pals with the folks at Clover since the get-go. The whole crew came to our wedding a few weeks ago … Read more →

Caffeine Kids

  There are two thing in my life which are very dear to me – one is coffee, and the other (and the favourite!) is my 2 year old son, Oscar. As a typical offspring of a coffee industry person, Oscar has spent much of his life around roasteries, espresso equipment and coffee in … Read more →

Baca in P-town

Chris Baca is in town this weekend, and last night, Kevin Fuller (Albina Press) and I went out with him, his lovely wife, Jenny, and their friends in tow. It was a blast! Here’s Baca and Jenny — she’s a beauty! My camera malfunctions don’t do her justice. She’s a … Read more →

We Done Got Hitched

I never thought Ken and I would go this long without posting to pasteboard, but see, we have a great excuse: we got married last Friday! For those of you who don’t know, Ken and I got engaged exactly one month after we decided to start Barista Magazine. So you … Read more →

You Can Call Me Al!

Congratulations to Vice President Al Gore for winning the Nobel Peace Prize this morning! In the last year, Gore has won an Emmy, an Oscar and now a Nobel Prize! Not bad. Of course he also won the popular vote for President in 2000 in something we like to call … Read more →

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