The Tone & Sonja Show, Part 2

Here’s the second part of Tone and Sonja wedding greeting to me and Ken! (So that means the video in the post below this one is part 1). WARNING: If you can’t view this video (maybe if you’re using Firefox. It shows up if you open the blog in Safari), … Read more →

The Tone & Sonja Show

Our friends Tone Liavaag (Solberg & Hansen in Norway) and Sonja Grant (Kaffitar in Iceland) couldn’t make it to the States for Ken’s and my wedding. Bummer! But they did the very next best thing: they shot a video for us during the Nordic Barista Cup in Sweden. David Latourell … Read more →

Weddings, wildfires… what about coffee?

Yes, Ken and I have a good excuse for being a little slow on the pasteboard postings considering we had our wedding last week and also our concern for those plagued by wildfire worries and devastation in Southern California. It’s been a crazy week for all of us in good … Read more →

Black Week

This week Tim Wendelboe (world barista and world cup tasting champion) launches his new crops at his roastery in Olso, Norway. Besides featuring some really amazing coffees he’ll also do something most coffee shops would be scared of even considering: No milk drinks the entire week! Yup, you’ll not be … Read more →

The Littlest Blogger

Spacey the cat says we have been doing a piss-poor job updating the blog on a regular basis (sorry dude — we’re kinda spent from Sweden and the magazine)… So, being the resourceful kitty that he is, Spacey took over this morning. .

Baca got married recently! and Steve Ford got married last night! congrats!

Videos are up: Stay Classy, NBC

Hey guys, In addition to Sarah and my written and photographic coverage of the Nordic Barista Cup in Sweden this past weekend, there was a professional video crew on site to create videos withe Sarah playing the host throughout the event. Check them out here: http://nordicbaristacup.com/index2.php?menuid=142&parent=9

Best Café Concept: Finland!

A professional marketing and design consultant evaluated all five cafés and has determined that Finland’s was the best! He said they were friendly but not annoying, the design was lovely but not overwhelming, and their tactics were smart and creative for gathering customers. Go Finland!!

Good Morning, Seattle

I work for a company called Stumptown Coffee Roasters.  Stumptown was originally founded in Portland, but it’s coffee roots can be traced back to Duane’s Seattle roots as a barista and roaster.  It is with great pleasure that I announce Stumptown’s first Seattle cafe will be open tomorrow(Monday, September 16).  … Read more →


Hey everyone. I wanted to mention that I am now a full time roaster for Ritual Coffee Roasters in beautiful San Francisco. I have one bar shift a week so I can “keep it real” (shout out to Larson) and basically to keep myself in line with the coffee. Roasting … Read more →

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