Insightful and involving, Prima Coffee’s short film about what barista competitions do for our global industry is inspired BY SARAH ALLEN BARISTA MAGAZINE Ken and I started this Monday morning in Barista Magazine‘s office with a Chemex and a film: Prima Coffee’s just-released short documentary, “The World Barista Championship: A … Read more →
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On April 14th, in Louisville, Kentucky, Sunergos Coffee will hosting the premiere of Monkey Mocha Fantastique, a latte art competition, and coffee sampling. Seriously, if Barista Nation Portland, and the Specialty Coffee Association of America/US Barista Championship show weren’t happening next week, we would so be there. But if you’re … Read more →
Stumptown Coffee Roasters, which is based here in Portland, Ore., is known for the stunning films it’s had created of source trips through Africa, Central and South America. Trevor Fife, who—along with Autumn Campbell—has created these films, which I consider some of the best and brightest ever to be made … 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 →
Chris Baca and Drew Cattlin of RitRo rolled into Portland the other day (on their way back from Minneapolis, part 2 of their epic USBC road trip) and I got together with them and some other friends — Clara from BTR, Kevin and Billy, and Brent — for some cold … Read more →
It was a bit overcast in Portland today, and we’d finished a bit of wedding planning work, a perfect excuse to see a movie Sarah and I have been waiting for all summer. We loved it. If you’re not easily offended (even if you are, really) you ought to see … Read more →
Ken and I went to see The Simpsons Movie yesterday at the little movie theater up the street from our house, Cinemagic. It was magic alright. We loved that frigging flick. It was worth every bit of the $4 ticket price, and we even got popcorn.