The August+September 2015 issue takes you from Arkansas to Thailand to Hawaii, offers education about customer service and cold-coffee brewing devices, discussing tipping protocol, and much more!
We are so excited to announce the release of the August+September issue of Barista Magazine! How cool does Andrea Allen ”who co-owns Onyx Coffee Lab in Arkansas with her husband ”look brewing a Chemex on horseback? This fun cover image is one of many treats and surprises we have in store for you with the new issue.
Our series, “New Adventures in Cold Brew” continues this issue with an examination of the many different cold-coffee brewing devices available to retailers, as well as an in-depth discussion of total immersion brewing versus cold-drip.
You’ll find an interesting story about how it can be useful to baristas to recall their own experiences as customers as a tool for sharpening service skills, with “Crossing the Counter: Reaching Our Customers By Understanding Them Better.”
Our awesome business columnist, Tracy Allen, examines the trend of eliminating tipping with interviews by some retailers who’ve had great success making the change (no pun intended) in this issue’s “Cashbox” installment.
We’ve got Field Reports that criss-cross the globe: We take you to Colombia to attend a camp designed to inspire young people to make careers out of coffee production. Then we head to the Big Island of Hawaii to see how two young, intrepid would-be coffee producers bought a farm and made it their own. Finally, we’re off to Thailand to see coffee farms and the country’s burgeoning cafe scene.
And there’s much, much more! From a photo essay from the Nordic World of Coffee in Sweden, to a profile of a project that trains developmentally disabled adults to be baristas, to a news item about Peace Corps volunteers working on a project with migrant coffee pickers in Central America, this issue offers a mega dose of culture, education, training, and fun.
We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we loved putting it together for you.
You can read the entire issue online for free by clicking HERE, and subscribers, your hard copies are in the mail and should be arriving at your doorstep in the next week or two.