We are absolutely thrilled to debut the October+November 2016 issue of Barista Magazine today ”it’s our 70th issue!
You might recognize that thoughtful Finnish guy on the cover and in the cover feature ”it’s Kalle Freese, multi-time Finnish Barista Champion and co-founder of the much-lauded Sudden Coffee company. Barista Magazine’s own Ashley Rodriguez spent time with Kalle in the Sudden factory for this story that chronicles Kalle’s beginnings in Helsinki through his dynamic enterprise unfolding in San Francisco.
We’re also stoked to introduce the brand-new column, “High Maintenance: Your Equipment Questions Answered.” Inspired as much by NPR’s “Car Talk” as by the seminal Dear Abby, “High Maintenance” is penned by longtime coffee equipment service technicians Alex Lambert and Jason “Double J” Johnson, who just made the leap from Stumptown’s service department to launch their own company, Black Rabbit Service Co. Alex and Double J can answer any and all of your coffee equipment-related questions, as you’ll see in the first installment of “High Maintenance.”
Our popular series, “New Adventures in Cold Brew” continues in the October+November issue with a feature on the emergence of cold-brew coffee competitions and throwdowns, which are on the rise as alternatives to latte art and other barista contests. There’s plenty in this article to help you throw a cold brew competition of your own.
This issue’s Field Reports take us around the world, beginning with Brazil, where Barista Magazine’s publisher Kenneth R. Olson chronicles the first Ally Coffee Origin Trip for barista and Brewers Cup champions, which took place this past summer.
Willem Boot is the featured “Master” in this issue, and opens up in a candid interview in our regular “Master Q+A” column. We’ve also got an installment of our “Tech Support” column in which we explore security systems and theft prevention methods specifically designed for cafe owners. Don’t miss a feature on how training labs can contribute to the continuing education of everyone along the coffee chain.
And there’s still much, much more! You can read this entire issue for free online by visiting the ePub, and you can also download issues for free using the Barista Magazine app! If you prefer the print edition in all its glory, you can order a copy by visiting Barista Magazine’s online store.
We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. Happy fall!