Barista Fest Seattle!

I was pretty darn weary when I got home from Mexico late, late Sunday night. But after some a couple of days of snuggles from my dog and getting caught up on my work, I’m ready to roll into the next event: the always awesome Coffee Fest Seattle! Above is … Read more →

Busy days in Mexico City…

I’ve been bad about blogging since arriving here in Mexico City for the national barista championship, but it’s only because our wonderful hosts, Arturo and Jose, have been keeping us busy with fun and interesting activities, and keeping us full with amazing meals in incredible restaurants! Today was the first … Read more →

Wish You Were Here…

Slow Food Nation kicked off today in San Francisco! But actually, I’m not “here” to wish you were here. I’m mellowing back in Portland and excitedly receiving photos from my friends who are there. To be perfectly honest, I’m ok with sitting this one out, since Ken just got back … Read more →

Slow Food Fo Sho

I’ve been madly IMing with Brent about the trip we’re going on next week — to the Mexican Barista Championship, can’t wait! (stay tuned for news about this in the next few days) — but each message is tinged with his added excitement (and my envy) about the upcoming Slow … Read more →

The Coffee Was The Only Thing That Sucked

My sister and I have made a semi-regular practice of taking our dad on special dad-and-daughter trips to commemorate his “big” birthdays. He’d kill me if I noted his age here, so let’s just say they’ve been hallmarks. The first time — a few years ago — we took him … Read more →

Other Things That Taste Good

The specialty coffee industry was sad to see Jane Rockhold leave her long-held position at Espresso Supply last year when she ventured out into the world to explore her other passion, wine making. The people the most sad about it were the good folks at Espresso Supply, but owner Laura … Read more →


Pretty cool coverage for Bikes to Rwanda. It’s a segment from MTV on the ping pong tournament for BTR at Ritual. Click on the image below to see the video or follow this link:

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