February 2009 Blog Posts (42)

Well Done Carl Sara

ONE News (New Zealand)





WATCH the video (1:56) The country's top baristas have converged on Christchurch to find out just who is the champion of caffeination.



On Saturday there was coffee and Swiss cheese, coffee with passionfruit syrup, blueberries and pink peppercorns.



It seems coffee is all about the art of perfection as eight baristas fought to be judged the country's supremo coffee-maker.



"Each year the signature drinks get a little more… Continue

Added by Alun Evans on February 28, 2009 at 1:14am — No Comments

Indonique World Tea Party is TODAY!

Wherever you are, host an Indonique World Tea Party. It could be as simple as a friend or two at a local Cafe or, as is planned for New Orleans next month, a grand affair with 3 local bands offering to play in support at no charge.

www.indonique.com/wtp

Added by George on February 27, 2009 at 6:35am — No Comments

Coffee Kids Fundraiser on Facebook

If you haven't checked out the Coffee Kids facebook profile, give a look and add us as a friend. We also just launched a fundraiser on our Cause page. We're trying to raise $5,000 by June.



Just $25 can help provide a health and hygiene class to women around San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. A $50 donation can provide a small business… Continue

Added by Coffee Kids on February 26, 2009 at 9:20am — No Comments

I'm number 2! I'm number 2!

I just got the line up for the USBC and I'm going second at 9:32 in the am. I'm actually really excited about my time because it's before anyone is really going to get there, I won't have a huge audience, and I can totally focus on channeling Tom Cruise from cocktail. Seriously though, I'm really amped, I was on the waiting list until yesterday and I have been practicing since regionals for this. If anyone can make it out at 9:30, of coarse if you aren't working, there will be a team Mon Ami… Continue

Added by Claire Marie on February 26, 2009 at 7:20am — 1 Comment

updated the website

some new stuff up there again. check it out.

Added by Andy Newbom on February 25, 2009 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments

Pedal to the metal: CHAIN REACTION COUNTDOWN BEGINS TODAY!

Hey, everybody, thanks for reading my blog. Here's the latest update on the Chain Reaction.



Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the begining date for the Chain Reaction is being pushed up from July to April. Here are the states I am planning on riding through. If you're in one of them or you're in a neighbooring state, please write me and invite me to your business.



Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico,… Continue

Added by Zechariah White on February 25, 2009 at 11:07am — 2 Comments

Happy Mardi Gras Everyone!!!

http://carnivalneworleans.com/live.html

Added by George on February 24, 2009 at 11:27am — No Comments

Beekeeping Board Member Visits Oaxaca

Coffee Kids Board Member, Bill Mares, recently traveled to Mexico to work with Coffee Kids partners to learn about their efforts in beekeeping and share a few tips. Mares is president of the Vermont Beekeeper’s Association. Thanks to Bill for taking time to share his knowledge with our partners!



Bill Mares, Alberto Contreras and Professor Dewey Caron I just spent two weeks in southern Mexico working on a project to teach coffee farmers how to keep bees with help from Jose Luis Zarate and Jose Carlos Vargas in Coffee Kids’… Continue

Added by Coffee Kids on February 24, 2009 at 10:26am — No Comments

Why I hate people

I know I should not own a coffee shop if I don't get along with people, but it's only certain kinds of people. For example, the homeless guy that comes in and steals all the toilet paper in our bathroom when I'm not looking, what the french toast? Or today, This woman came in and said, 'oh, I heard you have great coffee, I'm so excited to try it!' Awesome i thought, I'll make her an 8oz latte, she'll love it. She then proceeded to order a 16oz decaf, NF, 210 degree, SF Irish cream, no foam… Continue

Added by Claire Marie on February 23, 2009 at 7:01pm — 8 Comments

MIRISI KAVE - Croatian first gourmet coffee shop

The shop is opened in january.

We share the passion for coffee with you,

love to trade,

we call coffee shop "COFFEE FLAVOURS"



in Croatien its :





caffe bar " MIRISI KAVE "



8 grinders

2 machines +4u

5 single arabica beans

11 coffee cocktails

2 waiters - "baristas to be born"

1 barista



look photos and comment please...



...good or bad!



WE NEED… Continue

Added by Domagoj Trusic on February 22, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

A Month without Coffee...

Well, here it is. My first blog on BaristaExchange.



It's been an interesting month for this jobless barista. I quit my barista trainer/ barista job up here in Seattle at Trabant and have had a way tougher time trying to get another job than I initially anticipated. I'm making the assumption that I'm in a pretty awkward place in my life with coffee. I feel as if I'm someone who should be rocking some espresso bar at some cafe, settled in all nice and what not, slingin' spro everyday… Continue

Added by Alex Negranza on February 22, 2009 at 6:01am — 3 Comments

My Grower needs help

My grower in Costa Rica is looking to import roasted coffee. Low acid Great taste. Need help . I know nothing about coffee other than I love the taste and a great consumer. How can I help him in the USA

Added by Wayne Phillips on February 21, 2009 at 11:05am — 2 Comments

Coffee Fest Upda

The first day of Coffee Fest is done and in the bag! The show was great - busy virtually every minute in the booth. I'm always excited about the show season beginning because we get a chance to meet up with current customers and to see fellow exhibitors as well!



The demand in our booth is actually up from last year so I'm going to continue my theme of telling people to ignore the stock market, turn off the tv and close the newspaper!





I've still got some free passes… Continue

Added by Mike Spence on February 20, 2009 at 7:08pm — No Comments

The health of the barista...

I recently suffered a heart attack at age 47. I had one stent placed and am going to have a follow up procedure this coming Monday to clear the remaining blockages and another three stents will be placed in the cleared arteries.

I am wondering if anyone else on BX has gone through these or similar experiences.

Added by Jonathan Lawson on February 20, 2009 at 11:21am — 2 Comments

In Praise of Coffee (oldie but goodie)

OH COFFEE, YOU DISPEL THE WORRIES OF THE GREAT, you point the way to those who have wandered from the path of knowledge. Coffee is the drink of the friends of God, and of His servants who seek wisdom.



As coffee steeps in the cup it gives off a musky aroma and turns the colour of ink. No one can understand the truth until he drinks of its frothy goodness. Those who condemn coffee as causing man harm are fools in the eyes of God.



Coffee is the common man's gold, and like… Continue

Added by Mike McGinness on February 20, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

3 Days of SCAA Skill Building Workshops at USBC

Oregon Convention Center, Hall E

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Portland, Oregon



Thursday, March 5. 2009

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Introduction to Espresso ($125 members, $225 non-members)

Lead Instructor: Heather Ringwood, Batdorf & Bronson



1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Hands-On Espresso ($125 members, $225 non-members)

Lead Instructor: Heather Ringwood, Batdorf & Bronson



Friday, March 6, 2009

9:00 a.m.-12:00… Continue

Added by Mike Ferguson on February 19, 2009 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Support a Barista Scholarship Program for Producing Countries

I'm writing to share with you the Let's Talk Coffee Barista Scholarship Program, organize by Sustinable Harvest Coffee Importers. The Let's Talk Coffee program is excited to organize the scholarship and we are trying to get other organizations involved in the effort so we can bring other "barista scholars" to the USA in the future. There are many ways that you can collaborate with Let's Talk Coffee on this effort - with donations ranging from providing your time, espresso, or cupping equipment… Continue

Added by Olga Lucia on February 19, 2009 at 2:04pm — No Comments

my first poll is about coffee

go on take the poll:

Poll #1

it only takes a moment to do.

Added by Steve MacDowall on February 19, 2009 at 7:26am — No Comments

Nuova Simonelli 2 Group Machine for sale in Southern California

Used for one year in our specialty coffee shop. In very good condition.
NEEDS A GOOD HOME!!!

Added by Suzy Wharton on February 18, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Helllo

Thanks for the information.mls listings

Added by Stone on February 17, 2009 at 10:41pm — No Comments

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