The October + November 2019 issue of Barista Magazine is here, featuring Oakland, Calif.’s Jen Apodaca. Also included: articles on the 20th anniversary of the Cup of Excellence, trademark law basics, labor rights, the hidden costs of coffee, a ‘Master Q+A’ with Darrin Daniel, and much more!
BY KENNETH R. OLSON
It’s always a pleasure to get to announce the release of a new issue of Barista Magazine. We are lucky to have an amazing and dedicated team of writers, editors, photographers, artists, and designers who do great work and bring as much passion and energy to their efforts as our readers do to theirs. So without further delay, let’s take a look at what you’ll find in the October + November 2019 issue of Barista Magazine.
Cover Feature: Jen Apodaca
Jen Apodaca has taken a circuitous route through her career in coffee working up and down the West Coast before ending up in Oakland, Calif., where she now manages the Pulley Collective, a co-roasting space. Along the way, she also launched #shestheroaster, an initiative to highlight women in roasting and also encourage more women to join the profession. Additionally, Jen has just launched her own roasting company, Mother Tongue Coffee. Read more about her in the October + November 2019 issue of Barista Magazine!
Cup of Excellence at 20
The Cup of Excellence (CoE) has changed the face of specialty coffee over the last two decades. The CoE has succeed both by discovering and celebrating new coffees and producers, and by building lasting relationships between many members of the coffee supply chain. Writer Chris Ryan takes a look at what has transpired over the last 20 years to get the CoE to where it is today, and where the organization is planning to go in the future.
Cafe Workers’ Rights
Café workers and coffee shop employees have been in the news recently for standing up against abusive employers and unlawful working conditions. They’ve taken action by organizing, in some cases forming unions, and by getting their message out through social media and community action. In Barista Magazine’s October + November 2019 issue, writer RJ Joseph takes a deep dive on the subject of labor rights and responsibilities.
Hidden Costs of Coffee: Part 1
Over the last year the commodity market for coffee has been at near-record lows, falling back to under $1 per pound in a number of instances. In specialty coffee, many of the producers sell their harvest outside of the C market, but it can still have serious impacts on them and their communities. In part 1 of our new four-part series, “The Hidden Costs of Coffee,” writer Sierra Burgess-Yeo writes about the C market’s effects on coffee growers.
How do you navigate the world of trademark and copyright law? Lawyers Scott Douglass and Heath Henley (who also owns Dose Coffee) take a look at how trademark laws affect cafés and roasters, and how a small company like Cat & Cloud can end up in a battle with global behemoth Caterpillar over the right to use a name.
‘Master Q&A’: Darrin Daniel
Darrin Daniel has spent more than two decades working in specialty coffee. In that time he’s gone from delivery driver to roaster, green coffee buyer, and now the director of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence, which runs the Cup of Excellence. In Barista Magazine’s October + November 2019 issue, writer Chris Ryan talks with Darrin about his history in coffee and where he sees the industry going into the future.
These are just some of the stories and articles you’ll find the in the October + November 2019 issue of Barista Magazine. We hope you enjoy reading the issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
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