BMag Back Atcha “ Week of May 26 – June 1, 2014

Hello and welcome! You’ve found BMag Back Atcha our weekly round up of all our blog activity from the week that was. It’s your one-stop shop for all the links on the blog this week, so without further delay, let’s get reviewing!


First up we had a story by Jeremy Martin about our friends at  Ceremony Coffee Roasters  in Annapolis, Maryland  and their new    Rorschach  Espresso Project,  which was designed  to pair classic espresso blends with single origin filter roasts in a 50/50 blend that allows the espresso to take on new flavors, textures, and identities.
Ceremony Coffee’s Rorschach Espresso Project


Next up was a story about Bjørg Brend (one of the key organizers and driving forces behind what was among the most innovative coffee events in the world, the  Nordic Barista Cup) and her new podcast called   œCoffee Awesome. 
New Podcast Debuts from the Woman Behind the Nordic Barista Cup


That was followed by this week’s round of Humpday Giveaway, our weekly trivia contest for fun and prizes. This week’s prize came directly from us here at BMag and featured two winners with their choice of BMag t-shirts or subscriptions!
Let’s Play Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway! #64 (May 28, 2014 Edition)
Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway Winner! #64 (May 28, 2014 Edition)


The Embarcadero in San Francisco got some new residents this week as long-time coffee pro Gabriel Boscano opened his new shop there,  Paramo Coffee Roasters. We love their   philosophy ( œbe nice to people  ”pretty simple), and can’t wait to get down there for a visit!
Paramo Coffee Roasters Is Now Open in San Francisco


Meanwhile  in the middle of the country, there’s  a lot going on in Missouri right now too!

Sadie Colwell has the story out of Kansas City, Mo. about the third annual JamJam, which sounds like a simply awesome event! It’s got coffee, music, drinks and loads of community. We’d love to see this model take off everywhere! Give it a read right here:
JamJam in Kansas City Brings Coffee Community Together with Music & Espresso


Across the Show Me State, it’s the first-ever Coffee Fest St. Louis! There is so much going on in coffee in this part of the country. We appreciate that  Coffee Fest  made the great decision to  book a show here so that  Barista Magazine  had a great excuse to fly out and meet the great baristas and cafe owners here!
Coffee Fest St. Louis is On!


On Saturday, Jeremy Martin brought us the story of a mutliroaster  coffee service from Flatlands Coffee that is currently on Kickstarter. seeking funding.

He writes, “Many of us who have a passion for specialty and small batch coffees have made it one of our life’s goals to spread our enthusiasm to as many people as possible. We write blog articles, share bags of our favorite roasts with friends and family, and in some cases, leave business school and a promising career path behind to open a third-wave concept  café  in our small Midwestern hometown.” Read the whole thing here:
The New Multiroaster Concept, From Flatlands Coffee


Thanks for checking out BMag Back Atcha this week! Come back to the blog all week long (or heck, whenever you can!) for more stories, people and contests from the awesome world of specialty coffee!

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