BMag Back Atcha – Week of June 24 – 30

Welcome to BMag Back Atcha our weekly blog review where you get a chance to catch up on any of the posts you might have missed this week.

We started with a story about the Coffee Leaf Rust epidemic and the challenges of rust-resistant varieties of coffee.

Coffee-Leaf Rust: Problems with Rust-Resistant Varieties

Then we had a preview story of the just completed Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) event in Nice, France with its accompanying world championships, like the World Latte Art Championship and the Coffee In Good Spirits Championship. We had a lot of coverage of the event with Barista Magazine editor Sarah Allen reporting from the scene.

Get Your Nice On: Guide to the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe’s World of Coffee Show in Nice, France

Sarah was also in London for a cupping event with Cafe Imports and coffee farmer Aida Battle at Square Mile Coffee Roasters.

Inside Square Mile Coffee, Café Imports & Aida Batlle Cupping in London

Then it was time for Humpday Giveaway  our weekly trivia contest with a sweet Verve Coffee Roasters prize pack going to the winner.

Let’s Play Humpday Giveaway! #19 (June 26 Edition)

Laura Clark had a report about an awesome event put on by the coffee community of Kansas City, Mo. to raise money for a coffee farming family in Colombia which was recently the victim of a robbery.

The KC Coffee Community Comes Together to Raise Money for Colombian Producing Family

Sarah had reports from on the ground in Nice with loads of photos.

SCAE in Nice, France: Photos from the French Riviera

A Fantastic Day 2 at the SCAE Show in Nice

Thursday brought the first installment of the TNT NW series of throwdowns to Portland, Oregon.

TNT NW comes to Portland

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