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Baristas

A Great Barista, Lost

Brian Fairbrother ”one of the longest-time barista fixtures in Seattle ”died on Thursday after sustaining head injuries in a bike accident that occurred on August 30. A barista with Vivace since 1989, Brian was beloved […]

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B.C.

Barista Nation ”That Means YOU!

If you haven’t yet registered for the incredibly cool, highly educational and super community building event that is Barista Nation British Columbia, do it now! Held on September 13 in Richmond, B.C. (just outside of […]

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Chicago

Counter Culture Opens in Chi-Town

Counter Culture Coffee just opened a new regional training center in Chicago! This is pretty awesome. As anyone seasoned in the coffee industry knows, there’s a ton of growth in the Great Lakes region of […]

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Cafés

We Heart the Green Cafe Network

There’s a new nonprofit darling on the coffee industry scene, and we think they’re pretty great. Actually, they’re not that new: the Green Cafe Network has been around for a while, but they’re really gaining […]

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Bay Area

Hey Berkeley!

What’s up, Berkeley (and larger Bay Area) coffee peeps? Got plans for this Friday night? Well, now you do! One of my favorite newish cafes in the Bay Area is Local 123. I went for […]