Events

Ronny of Belgium—who placed third in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship—makes me one of his internationally celebrated drinks.

When Baristas Party In Italy

We who work in the coffee industry—as baristas, roasters, cuppers, cafe owners, and even the few like me who get to write about them for a living—have it pretty good, for a lot of reasons. But one of the best reasons is the way we celebrate together. Perhaps one of … Read more →

The National Latte Art Champions have fun pouring for and against each other during the open practice session.

More from Day 1 of DC Campus, Milano!

It took only an hour or two for the baristas assembled in Milan for the DC Campus event this weekend to warm up as though they were old friends. Though most had never met before this, their shared passion for coffee and craftsmanship brought them together in a spectacular way. Here … Read more →

Chris from Taf in Greece is here to offer his advice to the WLC competitors -- he knows his stuff: after all, Chris was the 2011 World Latte Art Champ!

Meet the DC Campus Champions!

Someday hopefully all the National Latte Art Champs and the National Coffee In Good Spirits Champs will be able to attend a pre-World Championship training event like DC Campus. For this event this weekend here in Milan, there are 25 who will learn and share from one another—it’s going to … Read more →

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Welcome to DC Campus!

Good morning from Milano, where the second annual DC Campus has just kicked off. This three-day program is organized and produced by Dalla Corte espresso machines, which is the espresso machine sponsor of the World Latte Art Championship and the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, both of which will … Read more →

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The Congressman and the Coffee Community

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the third installment of a Business Issues Forum for Coffee Roasters here in Portland. It was convened by our Congressional Representative Earl Blumenauer and held at the Stumptown Coffee Roasters HQ. As with the previous meetings, all Portland-area roasters were invited to attend. … Read more →

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TNT Northwest Schedule Announced!

Let’s give it up for Panda (who is occasionally referred to as Michael Fernandez), for his work these past two years at organizing the ongoing Thursday Night Throwdowns in the Pacific Northwest. Panda—who works at Espresso Parts—puts in a lot, a lot, a lot of time getting these events ready … Read more →

The 2012 London Coffee Festivals attracted more than 15,000 people—industry folks and coffee consumers alike.
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The London Coffee Festival Is Where I Want to Be

When I was Skyping with Chris of La Marzocco Italy yesterday, he was on his way out the door to the London Coffee Festival, which began today and continues through Sunday. And Chris—who travels all the time for work—was super excited to go. So that made me think this event … Read more →

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