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Viamigo - The worlds independent tour guide portal.

I have known Jeffrey Goldsmith for a few years now, meeting him first at a Las Vegas Coffee Fest Tradeshow. At that time he was promoting his new book Cafe Haiku, which some of you may know and love, and was getting his feet wet in the world of coffee. His book was a success and he spent a while promoting poetry readings in cafes around the US.… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on January 11, 2008 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

World Barista Champion vs. World Boxing Champ



It could happen...James Hoffmann will be at the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Barista Jam in Easton, PA, home of ex-heavyweight champ Larry Holmes! James will be here to present on espresso extraction, but I could see James vs Laryy in a latte art smackdown, then they step into the ring for 10 rounds, all proceeds got to Bikes to Rwanda! :-)…

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Added by Troy Reynard on January 11, 2008 at 6:34am — 3 Comments

Tomorrow's Cupping: Pure Roasted Mystery

Posted by: Mary Dally-Muenzmaier



The following reenactment is 100% true. No names have been changed to protect the innocent.





People often ask us, "Stone Creek, how come you're so dedicated to putting on

Free-For-Everyone Events like your biweekly coffee cuppings and refuse

to charge the living heck out us for everything?" Our reaction to…
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Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on January 10, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

My coffee haven!

Well... I'm here!!! nice! Just wanna meet up with everyone and get to know some new people and share ideas, knowledge and just...chill out!

later!
A.

Added by Anton Sigurður Sigríðarson on January 10, 2008 at 10:29am — No Comments

New Year, New Focus.

Well, I finished my goals for '08, and it's time to start working on them. I met with our president this morning to go over them, and the brainstorm for the new year, and one thing we agreed was something we wanted to work on this year was to improve the culture of coffee in and around Charlotte, even region. I feel like we really are on the cusp of something cool, like the scene in Kansas City is now. I feel it's time to be more fully realized in our area. I am tired of reading about everyone… Continue

Added by Jason Dominy on January 9, 2008 at 1:26pm — 2 Comments

Portland Roasting has a You Tube Channel

Check out our videos from origin at our You Tube channel.

Added by Portland Roasting on January 9, 2008 at 10:09am — No Comments

Good Times, Great Food, Repugnant Coffee

Well, I had a great day today. The little league team that I manage had finally won our first game! (They really played their hearts out.) Afterwards, my nieces came over and we (Me, my two kids and my two nieces.) saw another ball game. A great fun filled day was had at the ball field. Afterwards, we all went out to dinner, my wife, myself, my two sons, my two nieces and my parents. It was a great dinning experience, a pleasurable time was had by one and all. We patronized an authentic Italian… Continue

Added by Pacificocoffee on January 8, 2008 at 11:10pm — 2 Comments

Mid Atlantic Northeast Barista Jam

Gearing up for the Mid Atlantic Northeast Barista Jam in Easton PA. March 5th-7th.
Shaping up to be an incredible event with some great presenters, lots of open jam sessions...
If you want to be added to the contact list or want more information let me or the man above with the fists of filters know.

Added by Gerra Harrigan on January 5, 2008 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Panther City Coffee, FTW, TX

Here I sit at Panther City Coffee and I am experiencing a real good time and really good coffee.

With their LaMarzocco Linea, LM Swift (of which I am skeptical), 5 kilo roaster and tons of coffee loving geeks!

Claude and Zachary are now good friends and we are surrounded by good coffee. Claude has actually enjoyed some D. Shomer coffee in Seattle, having the master personally pulling…

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Added by Wilson Hines on January 5, 2008 at 7:58am — No Comments

Smarties Get Double Punches

Posted by: Mary Dally-Muenzmaier



If you haven't yet heard, Double Punch Days began January 1 and, boy howdy, what a start it's been! We've already given out oodles of Stone Creek Coffee drink cards to those retail store customers who know that for every coffee or tea drink purchase they make during January they'll get two hole punches on their card. These clever and industrious patrons (a.k.a. Smarties) also know that getting two hole…
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Added by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters on January 4, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

THE ART OF COFFEE!!!



The Art of…

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Added by Pablo Castaneda on January 3, 2008 at 2:28pm — 5 Comments

Madison, WI and New York in March

I am finally visiting one of my best friends in Madison for Spring Break this March. And because I am so much closer to New York while in Madison I have decided to hop over to New York as well. I would love to visit as many new shops as possible and hopefully start making connections for my big plan of a project for school my junior year, which is two years away. I don't really have a plan for New York other than to eat well, visit shops, make connections and knit.

Added by Sasha King on January 2, 2008 at 3:06am — 4 Comments

Oh what a night

Late December in 2007 you see. To be exact it twas New year's Eve!

So.. here's the skinny on the sitcheation...BAM!

There I was at the New Year's party at a few of my buddies' house. The home of Murph Cat, Kyle G., Wolfgang Von Govang, and Steak Moose (AKA Shades) to be exact. Though I must point out that Steak was moreso being his humane self (Jake Roose) for the most part, I just used the name of Steak due to the fact this is who he becomes as more alcoholic beverages pour…

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Added by Jordan Krutsch on January 1, 2008 at 6:49pm — No Comments

trip to Papua New Guinea

Download Kinjibi Diary.doc

Added by Steve Lanphier on December 31, 2007 at 9:44pm — No Comments

All About Me

Just like it should be. Who am I? What am I?

My name is James Spano. Born and raised in Auburn, Al I also attended school there and graduated Spring '06 with a degree in music education. I got interested in coffee around my second sophomore year. I don't mean my second year of school, I mean my second year as a sophomore. I'm a slow learner. Anyway, some friends of mine from church who recently moved here from Ecuador had just opened a coffee shop and I went over with some friends to try… Continue

Added by James Spano on December 31, 2007 at 4:30pm — No Comments

I am lost

I have no idea why but i cant seem to figure out how to add friends amongst current members or figure out why i cannot seem to apply any editing to my page.. can anyone help me?

Added by Jordan Krutsch on December 30, 2007 at 9:19pm — 3 Comments

Grateful for the opportunity

I would like to thank Matt and the folks at the ABC School for starting the Barista Exchange networking site, but more importantly I would like to thank Matt for allowing "Enthusiast" such as myself to participate in a real and meaningful way.



I know some of the professionals out there probably think that the site potentially could be "hijacked," for a lack of better words, by the enthusiast. With sites like the Barista Guild or… Continue

Added by Wilson Hines on December 29, 2007 at 9:04pm — 3 Comments

some semblance of organization

So I'm working at this little organic cafe as the assistant manager, when the cafe manager decides to talk about starting up an espresso bar with some untouched equipment sitting at another one of the stores. The cafe manager left a few weeks ago, and as the asst. I jumped in to try and take over the project, which thus far has little in the way of any organization that I'm aware of beyond the construction. So I've been researching, pricing out items, finding all of the items that we're going… Continue

Added by PunkAngel on December 29, 2007 at 8:15pm — No Comments

The Beauty of Christmas

So there I was on Christmas night...an avid Dallas cowboys fan, forced to drink Folger's coffee out of a Philadelphia Eagles mug at my brother-in-laws...the things we do for peace on Christmas.

Added by Troy Reynard on December 29, 2007 at 5:29am — 1 Comment

SCAA Workshop in Cleveland??

I will be in Cleveland for the workshop on Jan 18 and I will be staying around town until the 22nd. Drop me a line if you plan on attending.

It would be cool to meet up before or after...

Jay

Added by Jay Lijewski (TacomaPenna) on December 27, 2007 at 9:32am — 2 Comments

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