Let’s Play Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway! #67 (June 25, 2014 Edition)

Welcome to Wednesday on the BMag blog, or as we like to call it: Humpday! Yes, we’re halfway through the week, so why not play another round of Humpday Giveaway where you can win some totally awesome coffee gear!

Stefanos and Christos pose with their trophies and Iceland’s coffee uber-judge Sonja Grant in Rimini.

It was big week for Taf Coffee  from Athens, Greece at the World of Coffee in Rimini, Italy. Stefanos Domatiotis multi-time Greek barista champion (and cover feature for the June + July 2013 issue of Barista Magazine) turned his talents to the World Brewers Cup and walked away with the first-place trophy. Meanwhile his fellow TAF barista and 2011 World Latte Champion  Christos Loukakis finished third in the World Barista Championship  the highest finish ever for a Greek barista! But that’s not all, Taf’s owner Yiannis Taloumis was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe!

That’s quite a prestigious trifecta for Taf, and we’re happy to help them celebrate! So for this week’s Humpday prize we have a Taf t-shirt and custom cupping spoon up for grabs! (Please note, the t-shirt is only available in size L. If it doesn’t fit you, hopefully it will fit someone you know!) The great news about this week’s prize is that we can send it anywhere in the world! So no matter where you’re from you’ve got a chance to win!

This t-shirt could be yours!
This t-shirt could be yours!
And this cupping spoon with its customized engraving (which doesn't show up very well in photos!)
And this cupping spoon with its customized engraving (which doesn’t show up very well in photos!)

Humpday Giveaway Rules

”Answer the trivia question by referencing the  current issue of Barista Magazine  (June + July 2014).  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. PDT on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, through 6:59 a.m. PDT on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

”The names of those who submitted the correct answer will be entered into a drawing, and  Barista Magazine  will randomly select a  winner, which will be announced on  Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. PDT  right here on the  Barista Magazine  blog.

Ok, so now the big question:

What’s the name of the device that Jose Arreola is trying at Coutume’s lab shop in Paris in the “Field Report” from that city?

Think you know the answer? Then type it into  the comments section  below (along with  your first and last names  and  country of residence)! And you’ll have a shot at winning this week’s prize!

Good luck and thanks for playing  Barista Magazine ˜s Humpday Giveaway!

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  1. Jose Arreola was trying the “Le Whaf” device – cool!

    Rashel Winn
    Republic of Ireland

  2. He tried Le Whaf which creates ultrasonicwaves that make possible apreciate more the aromas of the coffee, a friend of mine Ariel used it at our national barista competition and also William from el Salvador at the wbc

    Yicarlo Salazar
    San José, Costa Rica

  3. Jose Arreola was using Le Whaf at Coutume’s Lab. Inhaling them mistsssssss…….

    Justin Enis


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