People in Coffee

Robben Island from the edge of Cape Town. Photo by Kenneth R. Olson, Barista Magazine

Losing Nelson Mandela

Though he was never directly associated with the coffee industry on his home continent of Africa, Nelson Mandela—who died today at age 95—and his life’s work as an anti-apartheid icon, social visionary, and one of the most important humanitarians in history, is in fact connected not only to the coffee … Read more →

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Ben Blake + Draw Coffee

By Kelsey Snell In an age of “filtered” art (Valencia or X-Pro? Try Rise.), artist Ben Blake takes a different approach. Instead of filtering his work, he works on filters—no sepia staining, no one-touch tilt shifting necessary. Ben began “doodling” on coffee filters two years ago and aptly named his … Read more →

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Celebrating Women Coffee Roasters

By Emily McIntyre, The LAB Here at The LAB, we celebrate the passionate folks who make great beverages. This month, our focus turns to eight female roasters who are changing the landscape of specialty coffee, each in her own way. I had the chance to speak with them about their … Read more →

Daniel Thompson's photography business is Buttondown Photography.

A Photographer Who Understands Coffee

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to look through the latest issue of Barista Magazine, June+July 2013 (and if you don’t have a subscription, you can read it for free online by clicking HERE.). We’re proud of this issue for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the … Read more →

The art of loving a barista.
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How to Live With a Barista: A Users Manual

Editor’s note: One of the nicest and most unexpected things that happened to me during the SCAA show in Boston was when I met Allyssa Snow Taves, who is the wife of barista competitor and long-time coffee geek Josh Taves. Allyssa is bright and enthusiastic, and she was thrilled to … Read more →

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A Fond (and Boozy) Farewell to the Amazing Katie Gilmer

Katie Gilmer has been a part of the specialty coffee industry for more than eight years, and through her work with Sustainable Harvest in Portland, Ore. she has touched the lives of coffee farmers from Tanzania to Peru to Colombia with her efforts to help provide them with the education … Read more →

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