May 2008 Blog Posts (47)

The real experience for you guys. I got it! Visiting a plantation in Antigua Guatemala.

Hey guys, I guess you haven't heard from me before or know a lot about me, I'm not a barista but a coffee grower and promotor from Guatemala. I had been in this business since I was 18 or so. My family has been in the coffee business for more than 2 generations and I guess the passion goes generation after generation. I had always wanted to share the passion and art of coffee, not as a beverage ONLY but as our culture. We grow in the culture of… Continue

Added by Pablo Castaneda on May 4, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

2008 SCAA - Coffee Kids and the Key(note)

Coffee Kids was delighted to be able to present at the keynote address at the Specialty Coffee Association of America's (SCAA) Conference and Exhibition.

We'd like to thank all of our members, partners and sponsors throughout the world who have helped make it possible. We recently put together this video with the help of Machine Hero, a Providence, R.I.-based firm. It features images from our partners in Latin America and interviews with a number of our long term supporters and… Continue

Added by Coffee Kids on May 2, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Things That Don't Make Sense This Late At Night

So I like wandering around Craigslist late at night. You never know when you might stumble upon that sofa that just screams "you". Not that I've found that sofa, or anything else, but I've always wanted to window shop yard sales in my underwear...

So I'm on Craigslist and I'm noticing more and more grave plots up for sale. Some people have foresight... That late night commercial about sparing loved ones your final costs really make an impression on them. They drop a couple of grand… Continue

Added by ZZZZZZZZ on May 2, 2008 at 4:22am — No Comments

SCAA Conference Blog

Go to starting Friday for the live blogging of the 2008 SCAA Conference and Exhibition from Minneapolis!

Added by Nick Cho on May 1, 2008 at 10:45pm — No Comments

A Location, Finally!

So after several months of driving around, calling agents and visiting spaces, I think we may have found the one. It is an up and coming area, and the community is experiencing a revitalization. We have not signed the lease purposefully until all plans and schematics have been approved by the city. Our architect, Christine Mondoor from evolve architecture, is just starting the process. We're working on a budget (who isn't?) and things are really getting exciting, but so scary… Continue

Added by Amelie & Barb on May 1, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Our "Derby Day" tradition

There is a tradition at my house. On Derby Day, we eat fried chicken and drink Mint Juleps.

To be clear, I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I'm not even from Louisville. Maybe its because my brother Nick is a chef there and The Derby is a pretty significant event in his world. More likely, its because it is associated with a pretty good (and rather unusual) drink.

So on Derby Day, we eat fried chicken and drink Mint Juleps.

OK... its a cliche. I'm fine with… Continue

Added by Brady on May 1, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

It came from the ground

I drink coffee, no actually I sip it, I roast it, I smell it to see what it wants to say. It oily. it's hot, really hot when it comes out. I think about the people all over the world who pick the cherries all day meticulously and there life depends on it. We forget about them sometimes.

Added by vincent on May 1, 2008 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

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