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Barista Magazine

Who's this dude?

If you haven’t ever met him, let me introduce you to Mike White. Mike ”of Gimme! Coffee in New York, is the cover boy in the new issue of Barista Magazine, our October/November pub. I’m […]

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Colombia

Last Official Day of LTC

Today is the last day of the Let’s Talk Coffee event in Colombia — it’s been a heck of a time. Tomorrow ”Monday ”Chris Baca and I will go visit a farm called La Rochella […]

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Colombia

LTCBC!

That means “Let’s Talk Coffee Barista Championship” ”holla! We just wrapped up the 1st annual LTCBC, with 6 sets of barista teams preparing 4 espressos and 4 cappuccinos with latte art for each of 4 […]

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Colombia

Bogota to Armenia

Greetings from beautiful Colombia! After a long travel day yesterday, Tuesday, we arrived in Bogota around 9 p.m. local time. We were beat. We gobbled some hamburgers next door to the hotel and hit the […]

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Barista Magazine

Parents of Champion/Cover Boy

I absolutely love it when parents of our writers and subjects contact me for a copy of the issue of Barista Magazine that their kid was in — it happens a LOT, and usually those […]

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BTR NoCal Roadtrip

Napa Daze

We blew into Napa late in the afternoon on Saturday, and hit Naya’s (of Ritual) 30th birthday party full force. Hosted by Grayson at his lovely riverside house, the party was slammin with the first […]

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WBC Copenhagen 2008

Some scenes from the WBC…

We’ve shown you photos of each competitor, but of course there is a lot more going on here that you haven’t seen, so as we wait for the announcement of the six barista champions who […]

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WBC Copenhagen 2008

Competitors #19 ”#23

A quick note: competitor #18, South Africa, originally scheduled to compete at the end of day one, isn’t here yet. Hopefully he’ll make it soon, and will be scheduled into the mix. #19 NATIONAL CHAMPION […]

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Barista Magazine

The Champions Arrive…

After a hearty breakfast with Willy and Andreas from Solberg & Hansen, Ken and I headed to the event space, Øksnehallen, which is where the World Barista Championship, the World Latte Art, World Coffee in […]

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Home cupping

This morning I headed over to the city (SF, as I live in Oakland) to join my friend and co-worker Drew (USBC Finalist yeah!) to cup with some really good company and friends and coffee […]