Happy mid-March, everyone! This year just keeps rolling along fast, or it seems that way because the many coffee events around the world are happening at a pretty fast clip! We’re trying to stay on top of it all and keep you informed of all the biggest news and exciting things taking place in our international coffee world.
In case you missed any of our coverage of all things coffee last week here on our blog, we’ve put together quick links to all the content below. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and catch up!
On Monday, Sarah was on the ground in Paris at the French Coffee Championships, where she was reporting on the French Barista Championship, the French Coffee In Good Spirits Championship, the French Latte Art Championship, the French Cup Tasters Championship, and the first ever French Brewers Cup. She shared photos from her adventures on the blog right HERE.
On Tuesday, Ken posted a terrific article about the conversation he and the baristas on the Cafe Imports trip to origin had with a Kenyan coffee farmer recently. The insights the farmer shared about what it really means to be a small producer in East Africa were enlightening. Read all about it HERE.
On Wednesday, it was time for our weekly trivia contest Humpday Giveaway! We put together some fun prizes for one lucky winner who needed to answer a question from the current issue of Barista Magazine. Check it out HERE!
Also on Wednesday, we featured an interview with Joe Speicher, one of the founders of a fantastic new online coffee publication, Ground to Grounds. FRead all about it, and Joe, by going HERE!
On Thursday, we revealed the name of the lucky winner of this week’s Humpday Giveaway contest. See who won our prize this week by going HERE!
Also on Thursday, we featured a big article about Ben Schultz, a Portland, Ore. coffee guy who is starting his own coffee equipment tech company, called Steadfast Coffee Tech PDX. It’s an incredible project you’ll want to know about. Read about it HERE.
On Friday, we were excited to introduce you to James Klapp, who won second place in this year’s Northeast Brewers Cup. Formerly of Ultimo Coffee, and now working for La Colombe, James has an interesting background that contributes to his coffee career really well. Find out more by going HERE!
Also on Friday, we were stoked to share news about Hiroshi Sawada’s new line of barista shoes being produced and sold by Columbia Sportswear. They’re SICK! Check them out by going HERE.
On Saturday, we had the pleasure of introducing you to a fabulous coffee company owner, Kim Thompson, whose Raw Coffee Co. in Dubai is known as one of the best coffee spots in the Middle East. Learn all about Kim by going HERE.
Also on Saturday, we shared news about a very cool promotion going on to raise awareness of Parkinson’s in the UK, hosted by the cup and paper goods company, VegWare. Find out how your cafe can get involved by going HERE.
Stay tuned this week for loads more coverage from our exciting international coffee world, all here every single day on Barista Magazine’s blog!