2009 Western Regional Barista Competition

I sadly won’t be able to make it to the 2009 WRBC, but it looks like there will be plenty of opportunities to follow this big event online – big since plenty of last years top rated US contenders hailed from the Western district and because of the sheer star power that will be there […]

coffee@home: A happy confluence of events

Beans: Panama Carmen Estate Roaster: Stumptown Coffee Roasters Rating: 4

It’s hard to know which happy event to begin this piece with so I’ll start instead with a caveat. I will return to my coverage of New Orleans, but felt compelled to interrupt that thread for this important bit of news combined with happy […]

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Or perhaps McDonalds is much more in touch with the coffee world than I previously thought. Could this just be their way of connecting with the spate of recent blog coverage around the Mexican Barista Championship (1, 2, 3)? Hmmm. Probably not.