Happy Humpday, everyone! You can hardly call this a typical Humpday ”if you celebrate Thanksgiving, that is, which is tomorrow and will make this a short week for any of us taking the day off (or long weekend off) to celebrate with our friends and family. Ken and I are very thankful this year to our many coffee friends for being faithful readers of Barista Magazine ”we love creating it, and you challenge us all the time to make it better and better for you.
OK, enough with the mushy stuff. Let’s play Humpday Giveaway! Because this is our last Humpday of the Asli Yaman ”October+November 2013 ”issue, as well as being our Thanksgiving Humpday, we have a super fab awesome prize for you this week.
There’s the Voyager, which is a do-it-yourself kit that travels incredibly well and includes a Snow Peak Coffee Dripper; an Enamel Mug; Melitta Filters; a 12-ounce bag of Hair Bender; a Carpenter’s Pencil; and a brew guide made specifically for using the tools in the Voyager set. The Voyager sells for $125.
There’s also the Entertainer, which gets the born-party-thrower completely set for holiday ”or anytime ”entertaining. The set includes a Bonavita Thermal Carafe Brewer; a Baratza Virtuoso Burr Grinder; Melitta Filters; a Stumptown Mug; a 12-ounce bag of Hair Bender; an AWS Scale; a Carpenter’s Pencil; and a brew guide made specifically for using the Entertainer set. It sells for $420.
The Chemist is a very cool set, too. It includes a Chemex Glass Handle Coffeemaker; Chemex Filters; a Baratza Encore Burr Grinder; a Stumptown Mug; a 12-ounce bag of Hair Bender; a Bonavita Gooseneck Stovetop Kettle; an AWS Scale; a Carpenter’s Pencil; and a brew guide to show you how to play with all of those parts of the set. The Chemist costs $225.
Finally, there’s the Journeyman, which one of you lucky Humpday Giveaway players will win tomorrow! The Journeyman includes a white Bee House Coffee Dripper; a Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Mill; Melitta Filters; a Stumptown Mug; a 12-ounce bag of Hair Bender; a Bonavita Gooseneck Stovetop Kettle; a Carpenter’s Pencil; and a brew guide to show the pour-over aficionado how all these pieces work together.
Obviously, any of these sets would make a great holiday gift for your favorite coffee lover (or you can put it on your own wish list, duh!).
*THIS WEEK’S PRIZE IS OPEN TO ANYONE, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
Humpday Giveaway Rules
”Answer the trivia question by referencing the current issue of Barista Magazine. You can look at the whole issue for free online by going HERE.
”Leave your answer plus your FIRST and LAST names, as well as your country of residence, into the blog comments section.
”Answers may be submitted between 10 a.m. PST on Wednesday, November 27 through 9:59 a.m. PST on Thursday, November 28, 2013.
”The names of those who submitted the correct answer will be entered into a drawing, and Barista Magazine will randomly select one name, which will be announced on Thursday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. PST right here on the Barista Magazine blog.
OK, ready to play? Here we go ¦
QUESTION: Sam Sobolewski writes about how he loves his La Marzocco FB/80. What is the name of the cafe where Sam works, and what city is it in?
Think you know the answer? Then type it into the comments section below! Unsure? Then check out the issue online for no charge by going HERE!
Thanks for playing Humpday Giveaway!