Let’s Play Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway! #45 (January 15, 2014 Edition)

Hey guys! Happy Humpday! Have we got a treat for you this week! See, we understand how the winter blahs may be setting in ”the holidays are definitely over, and there’s nothing but winter ahead. So we thought we’d have a spectacular prize this week to lift your spirits.

Were this a Choose Your Own Adventure story, I would now talk about this week’s Humpday Giveaway prize to those of you who are stoked that it’s January 15! Probably because the Big Eastern Barista Competition is taking place this weekend in Durham, North Carolina. So all you want to do is make coffee all day long and just live and breathe coffee coffee coffee.

Heck, it doesn’t matter WHO you are, or WHAT mood you’re in ”you’re gonna flip for this week’s Humpday Giveaway prize.

Everyone loves the Baratza Encore grinder! And now you can win one for your very own home!
Everyone loves the Baratza Encore grinder! And now you can win one for your very own home!


Say whaaaa? That’s right, folks ”the wonderful people at Baratza are going to set one of you U.S. residents up with your very own Baratza Encore grinder! It’s a heckuva Humpday prize, don’t you think?

In case you’re not familiar with this stellar, beloved grinder, check out this vid from the nice people at Prima:

Seriously, guys ”this is way amazing. The Encore retails for around $130, and let me tell you from experience, cause we have one here at Barista Mag HQ, it is worth every penny and then some.

Here’s the skinny on the Encore:

The Encore is lauded by coffee experts as THE go-to entry level grinder for those brewing coffee at home.  The Encore gives a great grind for drip/manual brew and also grinds fine enough for espresso.

Featuring 40 individual grind settings, from fine to coarse, the Encore can please any palate with its gamut of accurate and repeatable grind settings. The Encore has an accurate medium to coarse grind for the increasingly popular manual brew methods such as pour-over, Aeropress, Siphon and Chemex. The specially designed burrs give a precise grind with minimal fines for a flavorful, balanced extraction when making espresso.

And, of course, the Encore is built with the quality Baratza parts you’ve come to trust. The efficient DC motor keeps your beans cool, even during extended grind times, while a combination of electric and gear speed reducers slow the burr to 450 RPM, ensuring a smooth bean feed and reducing noise, heat and static buildup.

Beyond a great coffee-drinking experience, the Encore makes for a great coffee-making experience. A convenient, front-mounted pulse button makes it easy to grind on demand into your brew basket. Whether you are looking for an espresso grinder or a grinder to help you explore that extensive range of brew methods, the Encore is a great all around home grinder.

AND A NOTE TO THOSE OF YOU NOT IN THE UNITED STATES, AND THEREFORE INELIGIBLE TO WIN THE GRINDER: We gotcha covered! We’re going to pick a name from those of you who enter from countries outside of the U.S. to win a one-year subscription to Barista Magazine! That’s a $60 value!

I know, I know you’re sick of us talking. Let’s get to the contest already! OK, before I give you the trivia question, let’s review the rules for Humpday Giveaway:

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, in the blog comments section.

”Answers may be submitted between  7  a.m. PST on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, through 6:59 a.m. PST on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

”The names of those who submitted the correct answer will be entered into a drawing, and  Barista Magazine  will randomly select a name, which will be announced on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. PST right here on the  Barista Magazine  blog.

OK, ready to play? Here we go ¦

QUESTION: How does Johanna Wechselberger use IKEA’s children’s 10-piece coffee and tea set at the Vienna School of Coffee?

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! And remember to check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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  1. Q: How does Johanna Wechselberger use IKEA’s children’s 10-piece coffee and tea set at the Vienna School of Coffee?
    A: For serving 1oz ristrettos.


  2. She uses the 1 oz children’s tea cup to serve ristrettos when her school is open as a coffee shop.

  3. She uses the small size to teach about ristretto shots. The cups are not big enough to hold the last overextracted part of the shot.

    Jason Link

  4. She uses them to serve ristrettos.

    Oddly enough, I’d just been thinking about getting that set for my daughter…


    Kevin Wallace
    MI, USA

  5. 1oz cups. They are from IKEA. She uses them to serve ristretto shots.

    Haden Fabert, Pennsylvania

  6. She uses the IKEA cups to serve 1 oz ristretto – 15-20 ml liquid including the crema, which is perfect for the ristretto that she is brewing

    Hanife Ozyurt
    Ä°stanbul, Turkey

  7. She uses the IKEA cups to serve 1 oz ristretto – 15-20 ml liquid including the crema, which is perfect for the ristretto that she is brewing.

    Barış Pekkip
    Ä°stanbul – TURKEY

  8. Johanna Wechselberger uses the 10 piece coffee and tea sets to visually show and teach what espresso consists of and that ordering a lungo is asking for a bitter, watery and over-extracted cup of espresso.

    Andreas Nielsen
    Minnesota, USA

  9. She uses them to serve 1oz ristrettos. I’d considered this as well– <3 IKEA!

    Jen Green

  10. She uses them to serve her 1 oz. ristrettos with the purpose of creating a better understanding of extraction.

    Bobby Keller

  11. For her ristretto as she teaches people about extraction (the cups hold one ounce, including crema, which is perfect for her demonstration).

    Donna Robertson
    United States

  12. She stated the cup set from the children’s department at IKEA are perfect for her ristretto!

    Benjamin Toalston

  13. She uses them to pour 1oz ristrettos as a learning tool for proper extraction.

    Elizabeth Hays, USA

  14. She uses them for her ristrettos–each cup holds just an ounce so they help teach proper extraction.

    Amy Schrecengost, USA

  15. She uses them for 1 oz ristrettos at her shop.

    Brandon Spencer
    Lexington, KY USA

  16. She uses the IKEA coffee cup set (each one holds 1 oz.) to serve RISTRETTOS (15-20 ml. of liquid plus crema) at the Vienna School of Coffee during Saturdays.

    Giovanni Guevara, CHILE.

  17. She pulls 15-20ml (~1oz) ristretto into the IKEA cups, allowing a tasting comparison between a properly extracted and over-extracted shot.

    Briseida Pagador
    Brooklyn, NY

  18. My sources tell me that the ikea cups are used to serve 1 oz. ristrettos.

    Kevin Wilson, USA

  19. Hey…Hola….
    She used to serve 1oz. Ristrettos.


    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Monterrey, Mexico

  20. One ounce ristretto shots, yo.
    Also, as an aside- the picture that has been showing up next to my name every time I play hump day giveaway is of my dad(?????)

    Willi Sheller
    Seattle, USA

  21. She uses it to serve Ristrettos so people don’t see all that extra space in the cup and think they’re getting a better deal by ordering a Lungo.

    Alex Mohr

  22. Johanna uses the IKEA children’s cups to serve 1 oz ristrettos.

    Chris Toutain


  23. Johanna uses the coffee cups to serve ristrettos, 1 ounce

    Joey Jacobson
    Baltimore, MD

  24. Johanna Wechselberger serves. 1oz. Ristretto shots using the children’s ikea set.

    Jamie Ferguson
    Sarasota, FL – USA

  25. She uses them in educating about extraction time. She serves 1 oz ristrettos in them.

    Cameron Mulvey

  26. To serve ristrettos to her customers. She wants to demonstrate the difference in long and short pulls.

    Michelle Eaton: USA

  27. To serve 1oz ristrettos, demonstrating taste distinctions in shot lengths.

    Brian Wiseman: USA

  28. Paul Yates, USA

    She uses the cups to demonstrate the bitterness at the end of a lungo extraction by splitting the shots.

  29. Johanna uses the ikea children’s cups to hold ristretto shots. The cups don’t hold the last 10mL of a shot. She then uses these sweet little 20mL shots of joy to teach ristretto to a lungo country.

    Joshua Read

  30. She uses them for 1oz ristretto espresso shots.
    Todd Goldsworthy
    Los Angeles, CA, USA!!!

  31. Johanna uses these awesome IKEA coffee cups to serve 1 oz. ristrettos!! Very smart!

    Nick from Pennsylvania, USA

  32. She uses the Ikea kit to showcase a 1oz ristretto espresso, as a contrast to larger lungo shots.
    Erika Vonie, Philadelphia PA

  33. She uses the cups for Ristretto pulls and lets it be a background piece her coffee community get togethers.

    Christopher Plemmons

  34. She uses it to pull ristretto shots, 1 oz. My favorite article of this issue! God I hope I win, sheesh.

    USA, PA

  35. Johanna Wechselberger uses the kiddie coffee cups from Ikea to serve 1 oz. ristrettos

    Lui Selorio

  36. USA

    Johanna Wechselberger uses the IKEA coffee and tea set to serve 15-20ml ristrettos.

  37. The competition this weekend is the Big Eastern 😉
    She’s using the cups to pull ristretto shots

  38. Oops USA, NH specifically. 🙂

    Johanna uses the coffee cups to serve ristrettos, 1 ounce

  39. Johanna Wechselberger uses the little children coffee cups from ikea to pull 1 oz ristretto shots.

    Jonathan De Troye, USA.

  40. Johanna Wechselberger uses the kiddie coffee cups from Ikea as an instructional tool to serve ristretto extractions at just 1 oz, enough for the espresso and crema, not enough for the bitter and diluted stuff of towards the end of the popular lungo extraction. Genius.

    Kate Gilmore

  41. Johanna uses the tiny cups to hold 15-20ml ristrettos in an effort to help ween her customers off over-extracted lungos.

    Matt Boone

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