BMag Back Atcha “ Week of December 30, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Welcome to the New Year everybody, and welcome to another installment of BMag Back Atcha, our weekly catch-up post where we have everything we’ve posted over the last week in one helpful place.

As 2013 came to a close we spent some time going over the most popular posts we had over the year.

If you missed any of them, you can start your review right here!

First up is our story about the growing Berlin coffee scene in Germany’s capital city:
Most Popular Blog Articles of 2013

Then it was a story with David Schomer of Espresso Vivace in Seatlle about the newest edition of his seminal tome, Espresso Coffee 2013.  Most Popular Blog Articles of 2013

Next up was an interview with Counter Culture Coffee‘s Erin McCarthy who was at the time US Brewers Cup Champion but he went on to win the World Brewers Cup Championship  in Melbourne, Australia in May.
Most Popular Blog Articles of 2013

2013 saw the start of  Joyride Coffee Distributors  who set out to make office coffee a whole lot better experience for folks who couldn’t get out of their office buildings for a coffee break. It too made our most popular article list.
Most Popular Blog Articles of 2013

Moving into the new year (and new content),  Barista Magazine editor, Sarah Allen, went on a tour of Blue Bottle Coffee  Roasters facility in Oakland, Calif. and filed this picture-heavy report.
Touring Blue Bottle Coffee’s HQ in Oakland, California

The folks at Counter Culture  released a new flavor wheel updating the standard SCAA version with new, more common tasting terms. It’s very cool, beautiful, useful and well worth a look!
Counter Culture Coffee Debuts Contemporary (and Beautiful) Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel

Sarah also posted her predictions for the new year in coffee. You can find them here:
New Year’s Predictions for Coffee

Then we had a story for folks looking to take on a huge challenge and educational opportunity by learning to be a Cup of Excellence  judge in Honduras!
How to be a Cup of Excellence Judge

Following that, we had a follow-up story about the awesome folks at Temple Coffee in Sacramento, California.
Sacramento Superstar Temple Coffee is Growing!

Loads of people make art with coffee, some by brewing with it, some by painting with it, and then there’s  LAMPADA, which is an Etsy shop owned by Vilma Silveria Farrell of New York City, who makes  amazing art with coffee filters.
Light Your Way with Coffee Filters

Finally, we had a story from    Onyx Coffee Lab  in Fayetteville, Arkansas who had a fantastic community-buildling throw down in mid-December!
Arkansas Throws Down!



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