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Latte Art Competition Prep & Workshop

Ken and I are out the door to Coffee Fest Seattle today—the big event begins tomorrow! Each of the three days of the show, October 4, 5, and 6, will start with the Latte Art Championship on the beautiful skybridge of the Washington State Convention Center. Barista Magazine is thrilled … Read more →

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Oak Barrel Aged Coffee From River City Roasters

Our friend Cortney Kern—who runs Barista Maniac—wrote to tell us about some guys in Illinois who are doing some really cool stuff: Erich and Tyler, who own River City Roaster in Yorkville, Illinois, are like any other specialty coffee roasters insofar as they’re smart and inquisitive, and they’re always looking … Read more →

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FEAST PDX! Chefs Treated to Special Stumptown Gesha Cupping

In the last 10 years, Portland has grown from a great place for foodies to a destination restaurant city. Maybe it’s the cheap rents, maybe the liberal populace, but definitely the adventurous appetites of Portlanders—who jump at the chance to try experimental wines, craft beers, and microroasted coffees—that helped make … Read more →

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Pre-Order: Stumptown’s Gesha Road Trip Is a Total Trip

I clearly remember hearing about Stumptown owner Duane Sorenson’s epic trip to Honduras and Guatemala years back, when he smuggled Gesha beans onto the farms of some great friends: Arturo Aguirre in Guatemala (Finca El Injerto) and Marysabel Caballero in Honduras (Finca El Puente). Duane had gotten the beans from … Read more →

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Roasting With Solar Power

I had a total blast getting to know and hanging out with the crew from Single Origin Roasters out of Sydney, Australia, when we were in Melbourne for the World Barista Championship in May. They’re a lively, fun-loving, quality-focused group—their coffee is bitchen, too! Emma Cohen of Single Origin emailed me the … Read more →

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All Guat, All Day: Mayaland to Showcase Guatemalan Coffees in Portland—And You’re Invited!

Our dear old coffee friend Dan Griffin contacted us recently about a new project he’s involved with: bringing top Guatemalan coffees to Portland (and later on, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago—stay tuned!). Dan’s working with Tostaduría Guatemalteca Lab and Mayaland Coffee, which are based in Guatemala and sources some of the country’s finest lots … Read more →

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What’s inside your cup of coffee?

Here at Barista Magazine if there are two things we love, they’re science and Wired magazine! Ok, we love a lot more than two things obviously. I mean we’ve got to have coffee on that list, right? And cafe culture and the worldwide community of baristas, farmers and coffee professionals … Read more →

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