Three things to know

Here are three things to know for a Wednesday, or at least some stories out there that I found interesting.

One, a production story from Business Week, as the Coffee Board of Kenya raised its production forecast for the East African country by just over six percent based on better weather than expected. Read it here.

Two, Chicago-based Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters is building a new retail store in Pasadena, California. It will be the third location for the company in the Los Angeles area. Doug Zell promises the store will be as revolutionary as Intelly’s Venice operation but not in the same style. It will be designed by the same firm that created the Venice store.

Three, these first six images from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope are amazing!

Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy photo by NASA

About the Author


Kenneth R. Olson is co-founder and publisher of Barista Magazine the worldwide trade magazine for the professional coffee community. He has written extensively about specialty coffee, traveled near and far for stories, activities, and fun, and been invited to present on topics important to coffee culture. He is also an avid fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Washington Huskies. Go Blazers! Go Dawgs!