Alright, so apparently there’s some coffee company called Starbucks, and they’ve had a lot going on lately. Fine. But guess what? Coffee’s a big world, and some of our favorite coffee folks have had a few great things going on of their own.
First up, Alterra Coffee Roasters in Milwaukee, Wis. got some love recently with Scott Lucey (Feb/March 07 BMag cover guy) and Justin Teisl placing second and third at the Great Lakes Regional. You can read the local news coverage here.
Finally, this guy, Duane Sorenson created a little coffee company named Stumptown, and with their recent expansion into the Seattle-Tacoma metro area, the Tacoma News Tribune thought it seemed like a good time to do a nice, long story about Duane and his work changing the coffee culture of the Pacific Northwest and the world at large.