People in Coffee

Klaus Goes to Brazil & Summer Vacation

I’ve been following Klaus Thomsen’s Facebook updates from throughout what sounds like a very busy and very enjoyable trip to Brazil recently. He’s got some awesome photos up on the Coffee Collective’s Flickr, and I’m posting here to urge you to check them out! I went to the Coffee Collective’s … Read more →

Dodging Dodgy Coffee

So here’s a story out of Perth, Australia, about how average consumers can avoid buying bad coffee by spotting five simple things in a coffee shop. I like their list – it includes things like how long does it take for them to pull a shot, how clean is the … Read more →

Amsterdam Stumptown Is Way Awesome!

After a crazy time in London for the amazing World Barista Championship, I headed to Amsterdam with my good friend, Bjørg—the organizer of the Nordic Barista Cup event—to see the Stumptown Coffee pop-up at 101 Albert Cuypstraat. I had been looking at the terrific blogs that the Stumptown baristas who … Read more →

La Marzocco Out of the Box, NYC

This just happened. We were bummed that we couldn’t be there in person for the New York installment of La Marzocco’s awesome Out of the Box events, but we were there in spirit—well, in sponsor spirit. Yes, Barista Magazine was a sponsor, and this pretty lady was our on-the-ground rep: … Read more →

Iced Coffee Month in New York? Coffee Art in Oslo?

In today’s coffee news…. Jeremy from New York City’s Birch Coffee writes to tell us that, even though there are such decalred national commemorations as Turkey Lover’s Month, Soul Food Month, and even National Catfish Month, he’s not finding any mention of an Iced Coffee Month. And in blistering New … Read more →

2nd Term Barista Champs

Maybe I’m just getting way too excited about the coming World Barista Championship in June in London, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this year’s roster of champs. I think it’s pretty cool that there are a handful of baristas who were so determined to get another … Read more →

Throwdowns get some mainstream press

Seems like only a couple of months ago that Ben Helfen was writing stories about latte art throwdowns for our little magazine. And now in a city abuzz with news with the passing of health care reform, the Washington Post has taken the time to talk to Ben, and many … Read more →

Coffee Fest New Jersey Wrap

I’m done making my Snookie jokes—Coffee Fest New Jersey was a freakin awesome time! Seriously, I’m stoked that Coffee Fest will be going back to this location in 2012: it was a short bus ride from downtown Manhattan and—most importantly—there is a HUGE coffee scene in this part of the … Read more →

Things You Learn in Africa

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 →

Best Pizza and Monkey Watching in Town

So I’m back from Costa Rica, catching my breath after what was one of the most jam-packed source trips I’ve ever been on. As I said in earlier posts, this trip was the grand prize to the Nordic Barista Cup winning team, which hailed from Denmark. Along with the four … Read more →

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