September 2009 Blog Posts (40)

Ghirardelli launches new product just in time for the Holiday Season!

San Leandro, California – September 3, 2009 – Ghirardelli is excited to announce the launch of our newest Ground Chocolate flavor “Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa with Peppermint Flavor”; just in time for this holiday season!

The luxuriously deep flavor of Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa with Peppermint Flavor creates the intense, lingering chocolate experience. We start with cocoa from the finest cocoa beans; blend just the right amount of sugar, real vanilla and… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on September 16, 2009 at 4:14pm — No Comments

American Barista & Coffee School Open Affiliate School in Beijing, China


For more information, contact Matt Milletto: 503.232.2222 | |

(PORTLAND, OR. September 14, 2009) With the opening of an American Barista & Coffee School [ABC’s] affiliate school in Beijing, China in September of 2009, ABC’s becomes the… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on September 16, 2009 at 9:43am — No Comments

New (ish) Blog

I haven't been on here in a while and felt the need to remedy that. I do have a blog that I've started for the roastery (which also needs to be posted on soon) and I plan to start posting those blogs here for you guys to see. If you want to see what's already there, you can head on over to I'll put one of my first posts here for you to get an idea of what it's about. Hope you enjoy!

This is the… Continue

Added by James Spano on September 15, 2009 at 10:10am — No Comments

Roasting Then versus Now...

Just finishing bagging up an 11 batch 85LB greens (includes one half batch load Kona) session that took ~4hrs from powerup pre-heat to cool-down shutoff. Thinking back a couple years when I was starting this insane professional journey waiting for this little USRC 3k to be built and was driving Two max overloaded voltage boosted CCR HotTops simultaneously with batches @~333gr to yield two pounds from 5 roasts at approximately 4 batches total per hr both running non-stop it would have taken… Continue

Added by Mike McGinness on September 12, 2009 at 5:08pm — No Comments

finding machine coffee manual otomatis...

please reply my blog if you have recomendation bout machine coffee, i have to little have budget, thanks be 4, ur helps guys......."

Added by richie mario on September 11, 2009 at 3:16am — 1 Comment

Social Media Use By Restaurants (NYC, SFO & PDX)

Social Media Use By Restaurants (NYC, SFO & PDX)

Initial Results of New York, San Francisco Bay Area and Portland OR Markets is compiling the results of an exhaustive study of social media use by the restaurant industry nationally. Some preliminary discoveries are very intriguing.

While the entire study encompasses sixteen (16) major metropolitan areas, we’d like to share initial results from New York, Portland Oregon and the… Continue

Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on September 10, 2009 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

italian barista espresso academy - IBEA

Jut visit :

Added by Spyridon Gkinnis on September 9, 2009 at 9:46am — 3 Comments

A morning walk in West Java

At this time of year the air can be crackling hot- at lunchtime hot enough to burn and blister the soles of your feet if you are silly enough to be walking through the sawah without shoes on. The rains threaten to come everyday, but as the day ebbs to dusk it is ultimately an unfufilled promise.

Because of the heat, and also in part because its the fasting month, we decided to do our monthly expat walk up into the hills early than normal.… Continue

Added by Alun Evans on September 9, 2009 at 2:01am — No Comments

The September issue of Fresh Cup's E-Magazine is online now!

Every month, you can read the entire magazine at

Added by Fresh Cup Magazine on September 8, 2009 at 9:26am — No Comments


Visit the newest coffee news web site:

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Added by zacharyzachary on September 8, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments


Added by Spyridon Gkinnis on September 6, 2009 at 11:20pm — 1 Comment

Required Reading

Earlier this summer a woman who teaches at a nearby university sent me a book list for a course she teaches on the history of coffee. Just thought I'd pass it along:

Liss, David. The Coffee Trader: A Novel. New York, Ballantine Books, 2005. Pendergrast, Mark. Uncommon Grounds. New York: Basic Books, 1999.

Cycon, Dean. Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee. New York: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007.

Gresser, Charis. Mugged: Poverty in Your Cup. London:… Continue

Added by Heidi Gottschlich on September 6, 2009 at 7:53am — No Comments

Looking for the perfect barista: Espresso Italiano Champion is coming

Looking for the perfect barista: Espresso Italiano Champion is coming

The Aibes, the Italian Association of Barmen and Supporters, and the Italian Espresso National Institute will work together in the professional channel of coffee with the objective to increase professionalism in this industry. This is the objective of the agreement signed between the two associations involving the intervention of the National Italian Espresso both in competitions and in training by Aibes. In… Continue

Added by Spyridon Gkinnis on September 5, 2009 at 8:43pm — No Comments

visit and add my face book page

you're all invited to visit and add my face book page
thank you.

Added by Spyridon Gkinnis on September 5, 2009 at 7:42am — No Comments

visit :

please see this page, interesting!

Towards giving valid information about coffee !

Any views or information about coffee, is a useful tool for every body !

The opinion and your contribution to our efforts become desirable!

(At first post were in Greek.. but from now on the post will be published in English)

Thanks and regards

Added by Spyridon Gkinnis on September 5, 2009 at 6:40am — No Comments


still looking for information, is there an asosication for exchange between the United States and North Africa, namely Morocco. I have launched a nice little coffee shop and i am a beginner though i have 4 people working, i still need to learn myself how to be a real good coffee shop owner and i need training, any ideas please . morocco is in North Africa, very close to Spain

Added by fatima zohra salah on September 4, 2009 at 1:52pm — No Comments

MWRBC 2009-10 Oct30-Nov1st

Come see some of the nation's finest baristas compete! This year's Midwest Regional Barista Competition will be held in St.Louis, MO at the Soulard Preservation Hall. Additional info will be available shortly at Please save the dates of Friday Oct30th - Sunday Nov1st.

Soulard Preservation Hall
1921 South Ninth Street
St.Louis, MO 63104

Added by Josh Ferguson on September 1, 2009 at 6:37pm — No Comments

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