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 →

Only Proper

Upon my arrival in Seattle I had to get my priorities outside of work straight, at least two of them: 1) Find a proper bike route on Capitol Hill that will not leave you a ghost cyclist AND 2) Find a bar that serves proper beer, and by proper beer, … Read more →

Positive Vibrations

If you are anything like me, you enjoy your weekend mornings.  It is all about working for your weekend mornings.  Whether you are sleeping in from staying up late watching Conan O’ Brien or drinking Elysian Immortal IPA’s, it is important to bask in the weekend mornings.  And let us … Read more →

Matt Milletto & Kylene Elms Get Hitched

Yesterday, August 11, was an awesome day. Loads of great people gathered to witness the marriage of Matt Milletto (of Bellissimo and the American Barista & Coffee School fame) and the beautiful Kylene Elms, whom many in the coffee industry know for her work with Oral Fixation and Innovated Products. … Read more →

The Jon Lewis Issue

Holy cow, could the WBC be any more exciting? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been glued to my computer watching performances on zacharyzachary.com, reading Ken’s posts on this blog, watching a bizarre and hilarious video post on Stephen’s site, keeping up with James on his blog, and visiting … Read more →

Meanwhile, back in Portland…

Kyle is a great cook, as those of you who heard about his Turducken masterpiece at Christmas last year know. Usually when Ken is off on a trip and I’m here at home, I live on beer and sandwiches. But Kyle made a bitchen breakfast today when my lazy butt … Read more →

Amazing Race Pre-Game

I dropped Ken and his dad, the amazing and wonderful Bruce Olson, off at the airport today, and as I type this, they are on their way to Tokyo. I pretty much think Bruce and Ken are the two people I know who have the best chance at winning the … Read more →

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