Coverage of the 4th World Coffee Conference continues BY STEPHEN VICK SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE PHOTOS BY VICENTE PARTIDA UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED I found day one of the 4th World Coffee Conference—which was held in early March in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—to be somewhat of a call to arms for the … Read more →
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World Coffee Conference in Ethiopia investigates timely issues such as gender equity and farm profitability, but misses consumer-driven sector BY STEPHEN VICK SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE PHOTOS BY VICENTE PARTIDA UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED In my 16 years working in coffee, I have been lucky enough to travel the world experiencing … Read more →
There are so many reasons why I love Barista Nation, the traveling one-day coffee conference and workshop session organized by Anastasia Chovan of Unic. Barista Nation has been held to great success in Minneapolis, Vancouver, B.C., and is set—with a capacity crowd—to make coffee history on November 10 in Woodinville, … Read more →
Much of the coffee that we enjoy and love comes from the horn of Africa. A massive drought has hit Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, forcing millions in the horn of Africa into extreme famine. As a member of a global coffee community Barista Nation will organize raising funds through CARE … Read more →
Lots going on lately around the coffee industry — but when is that ever not the case? We are Barista Magazine are busily—and happily— putting together our sixth anniversary issue, which we’ll be giving away at the SCAA show in Houston, and the United States Barista Championship, which it’s hard … Read more →
“White Material,” a film that was lauded at the Venice Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival and other fests, has just landed in Portland, so I’m excited. Though the trailer shows that it’s not going to be any kind of feel-good. Maybe that’s why we don’t hear much about coffee … Read more →
I saw this photo on Stephen Vick’s Facebook page: If you don’t know Stephen, here’s the skinny: after working for some uber reputable coffee companies as a barista trainer, Stephen was hired by Sustainable Harvest to work on quality control at Sustainable’s Tanzania operation. So he went, got cerebral malaria, … Read more →