January 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Thank you, Barista Exchange community.

Hi all,


In light of some recent comments regarding the continued usefulness of online discussion communities, I wanted to take a second to say thank you.


Thank you, Barista Exchange community, for continuing to make this a place where we can come together to ask questions, discuss (and sometimes argue) with each other, learn from each other, and grow together in our understanding. Together, we've created a…


Added by Brady on January 26, 2011 at 7:18am — 3 Comments

365 Day Coffee Project

This year I'm combining my passion for coffee with my new hobby, crochet. I will make something each day that is coffee-related.


If you would like to follow along my learning journey you can check it out here.


Besides coffee cozies and bar towels, what else could I make that would be useful for baristas? Any suggestions are appreciated.

Added by Jennifer Vaaler on January 21, 2011 at 4:55pm — 6 Comments

Brazil Chapadao de Ferro, Ruvaldo Delarisse available now

New single origin coffee in from Brazil

From Ruvaldo Delarisse's farm Chapadao de Ferro.


Acid: Low plus

Body: Full

Texture: mainly clean, liquid brown sugar...soft and full.

Flavor Profile: rooty and sweet orange when ground, first notice of thebrown sugar that waits to explode when wet.  The acid is lightly present, justenough to add hints of…


Added by scott@herkimercoffee.com on January 21, 2011 at 9:43am — No Comments


Looking for a job is a real pain. I have been looking for months now and nobody has called me back. I'm not sure whether it's just the economy or if it's something that I need to work on personally. All I know is it makes me feel low. Depressed and down ave been my moods ever since I lost my last job. But today I thought of this one-liner and I feel alot better. It was "Turmoil and grief are stepping stones to happiness." and I feel like that is very true. In order to have some… Continue

Added by Justin Michael Terwilliger on January 20, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Portafilth - Swedish Coffeeporn

Check out my new blog, dedicated to Swedish coffeeporn. First and most current posts dedicated to the tasty Mikkeller - Koppi collaboration. Now available in Denmark & Sweden & soon reaching American shores.   http://portafilth.com/


"Most amusingly named new coffee blog I've seen in a while"    …


Added by Oscar Nyman on January 19, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments


There are a few spots remaining for the February class:


Dates: February 7-9, 2011

Location: Vermont School of Coffee, Waterbury, Vermont

Class size: Limited to 10 students per class

How do you develop your skills and knowledge when you don't have the foundations to build on? From the…

Added by Nick Cho on January 14, 2011 at 10:01am — No Comments

Coffee Fest Chicago Latte Art Competition Bracket Announcement

Late today in Seattle, Coffee Fest Tradeshow released the 64 Person Latte Art Competition Bracket positions.


You can view it here.


Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on January 10, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Barbaric Bean Featured Chefs... Imagine That!!

Today we took our stuff on the road and travelled to Short Hills, New Jersey, where Barbaric Bean Coffee Roasters were the featured chefs at the Williams-Sonoma in the Mall at Short Hills. We featured samples of our freshest Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, & 'Savage Jungle Blend' drip coffee and our fresh baked scones. I'm happy to report all were a big hit!

The customers were so excited to get a free taste of our scones and coffee but I had to cut the pieces really small so they… Continue

Added by Margie Parrillo on January 10, 2011 at 9:09am — No Comments

jazzed by so many coffee entrepreneurs here on bx!

its a saturday, and i'm not running one of the shops!  crazy!  my last 9 years have been totally tied into promoting coffee.  but, it is my slow season, and admittedly i do slow down in a hefty way this time of year, unfortunately.  cold and snowy out...'tis the best time to be slurping down some great mochas and spiced hot chocolates, no?!  instead, i'm rambling thru all the great posts and discussions and blogs here on bx!  really inspiring to read all the intense interests and enthusiam…


Added by sage on January 8, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

Latte Art Competition Chicago

As the social media professional for Coffee Fest Shows, I’ve been fortunate the last 14 months to visit with many, many baristas and coffee professionals. Everytime I pop into a new coffeeshop, I…


Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on January 7, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

holding pattern

2010 wasn't the best year economically speaking.  but, 2010 did present a possible opportunity for expansion.  that expansion might take place at the end of this month, january.  that expansion is mostly contingent on a financial investor to float some start-up funds in order to purchase another espresso machine, grinder, misc. this and misc. that.  incredible how that list of stuff you must have is so long!...its only a coffee shop, right?  not like we are trying to deck out a full fledged… Continue

Added by sage on January 5, 2011 at 6:12pm — 2 Comments

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