June 2009 Blog Posts (50)

The beggining

Its about 2:05 am here in collingwood

and i decided that its time for a double short americano



This is my first blog... Ever, my facebook just has dust on it

I want to make this a daily blog dont know if anyone will actualy read it

but atleast I can kill some time.. this is what happens when im not

at work for a couple days. but i would assume like every other

barista that we make daily visits to our cafes multipule times in a day

3 times for me today… Continue

Added by D.J West on June 30, 2009 at 11:22pm — No Comments

What a difference a grinder mod makes....

i just finished the install of Michael Elvin's 'Elvinator' and I am so impressed! Just a little piece of plastic in between the doser lever plate and the chute changes everything. On top of a good cleaning, its like I have a new Mazzer! Sure, a little mucking about and scrubbing after getting the doser removed is always messy, but a clean grinder is a better performing one. My counter is cleaner, and my barista are already freaking out! I highly recommend this mod to anyone who works with a… Continue

Added by Andrew R. Tucker on June 30, 2009 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Tea and chocolate....

were more popular at the New York Fancy Food Show than coffee. Tea and chocolate are both projecting more of a premium image than coffee at that food show. Chocolate in particular touting single origins, even single estates -- copying what coffee has been doing for years

Added by Scott Lush on June 30, 2009 at 4:38am — No Comments

Just back from the New York Fancy Food Show

and I noticed that Italian espresso roasters are making a big effort to break into the US. And some of their espressos are awesome. They have names like Esse Cafe, Cafe Sant Eustache, Cafe Makimbo, and a bunch of names we've never heard of until now.

Added by Scott Lush on June 30, 2009 at 4:36am — No Comments

Into the Summer

Well, its no secret that the summer months are considered by most in retail to be the lean months so here we are well under way. So far, at least through June, it looks like we will still have our doors open for the fall and consequent holiday season which is an encouragement. But it is not nearly enough just to lay in a fetal position and wait for the holidays, action is more essential now than ever during the year (I am preaching mostly to myself here). I just read an article in the current… Continue

Added by David Fell on June 29, 2009 at 9:53pm — No Comments

SCAE - 1st World Championship o Cezve Ibrik

During the COFFEENA Fair in Cologne / Germany the first World Championship of Cezve Ibrik was hold. We are talking about coffees to be prepared like the Turkish or Greek way of doing it (roasting, brewing and serving). 10 participants took part at this championship. They had 12 minutes to show the judges drinks prepared in this way, 2 of them without any additives, 2 with spices and sugar and 2 signature drinks. The classification was:



Champion - Christina Koumpouni - Greece

2nd… Continue

Added by Birgit on June 29, 2009 at 7:15am — 3 Comments

SCAE - 5th Cofffee in Good Spirits World Championship

Another World Championship organized during the fair COFFEENA in Cologen / Germany was the one for Coffee in Good Spirits. 23 participants took part at this Championship and the best 6th of them arrived to the final round. The final classification ended up as follows:

Champ - Marta Piigli de Estonia

Subchampion - Edmund Buston UK

3rd classification - Francesco Corona - Italy

4th classification - Morten Vestenaa - Denmark

5th classification - Sandra Daniela Stucki -… Continue

Added by Birgit on June 29, 2009 at 3:04am — No Comments

SCAE - World Cup Tasters Championship 2009

On Sunday the 28th of June the 6th Edition of the World Cup Tasters Championship was celebrated during the COFEENA fair in Cologne / Germany. More than 30 participants took part. A first round had to be organized as wells as a semifinal - the best 4 arrived to the final. Really a big success for this competition. The final classification ended up as follows:



Champion - Valentina Kazachkova of Russia - all 8 coffees were right within the time of 7:37

Supchamp - Bart van Sanden of… Continue

Added by Birgit on June 29, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

SCAE - World Cup Tasters Championship 2009

On Sunday the 28th of June the 6th Edition of the World Cup Tasters Championship was celebrated during the COFEENA fair in Cologne / Germany. More than 30 participants took part. A first round had to be organized as well as a semifinal - the best 4 arrived to the final. Really a big success for this competition. The final classification ended up as follows:





Champion - Valentina Kazachkova of Russia - all 8 coffees were right within the time of 7:37

Supchamp - Bart van… Continue

Added by Birgit on June 29, 2009 at 2:27am — No Comments

Batdorf & Bronson Throwdown!

Ok...So this event was Fantastic! I am so glad I showed up for this, for so many reasons. First and foremost, I got to meet a bunch of amazing people who are passionate about great coffee, pouring excellent drinks, and the turnout for just spectating was so cool! Out of the 30 people who participated, I finished 4th overall!! My friend and staff member, Gabbie competed also, and sadly, she did not go as far as I did, BUT, we made a good showing, bringing a posse with us for support. As far as… Continue

Added by Andrew R. Tucker on June 28, 2009 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Cafe Marketing

Below is a great little write-up that my older brother published on his social media blog about the way one of my previous e-newsletters was structured. What a great complement from one of the social media’s innovators. In brackets is his social media comments on my e-newsletter.



[I just got this email newsletter from my brother’s cafe. He has no formal training in integrated marketing communications, but bloody hell, he’s doing a good job at it. I’ve made some notes below on… Continue

Added by Dave_G on June 28, 2009 at 3:59pm — No Comments

♥♥♥♥FREE REFILL BREWED AND ICED COFFEE♥♥♥♥

♥♥♥♥FREE REFILL BREWED AND ICED COFFEE♥♥♥♥



Come and Visit our New Branch BEANPERK COFFEE SHOP

located at 102 C. Raymundo Brgy. Caniogan, Pasig City...

( infront of Arlington Funeral Home, beside Victoria’s Place )

>>>>Free Refill Brewed Coffee and Iced Caffe Americano

WEDNESDAY ( JULY 1, 2009 )

around 1pm to 3pm

See you there guys and experience the freshness of our coffee that we served..

kaya san ka pa? dito ka… Continue

Added by Edith Camille Mendiola on June 27, 2009 at 7:09am — No Comments

Should coffeehouses roast their own beans?

I'm taking another poll and would love to hear your thoughts: http://bit.ly/gDO3S

Added by Melissa Allison on June 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Coffee Smarts, Cup by Cup; Counter Culture Wins Fans With Education

It made me so happy to recently hear from a patron of ours at Lola Cafe Bakery in Rockville, MD. that they had just read an article on Counter Culture Coffee in the Washington Post Food Section. I just had to run out and buy a few copies and call Washington, DC, Counter Culture Coffee Customer Relations Representative Alex Brown and congratulate him. ~Tony

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Coffee Smarts, Cup by Cup

Counter Culture Wins Fans With Education



By Amanda Abrams

Special to… Continue

Added by Tony Bowles on June 26, 2009 at 5:01pm — No Comments

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To All
Please visit and surf my web site. its located in Davao City Philippines.
www.chiccodicaffe.ph

Added by abraham rojas on June 25, 2009 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Midatlantic/Eastern regional barista Jam

To anyone who went we all know it was a blast. To anyone who didn't you missed out. Great speakers, great people to meet, and a great learning experience for any level of barista.

Added by Jefferson Adrian on June 25, 2009 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Bid now on Ltd Edition Giotto Premium+ Espresso Machine - Benefit for Coffee Kids

Just under 24 hours to bid on the first of five Ltd Edition Giotto Premium+ Espresso machines on auction from Seattle Coffee Gear. Visit their auction on Ebay to make your bid now. All proceeds benefit Coffee Kids!

Added by Coffee Kids on June 25, 2009 at 9:59am — No Comments

SCAE World Championships

http://scae-championships.com/newsletter/2009/newsletter-2009-02_00.php

The association SCAE has just send us the newsletter dated 23rd of june 2009. If you click on the above mentioned link you will find the newsletter in order to read it, you will also find the lists with the timetable of the competitors in the different championships.

They also mention a link in order to follow the championships via internet. They will start broadcasting on Friday… Continue

Added by Birgit on June 25, 2009 at 12:54am — No Comments

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