Andy Newbom's Blog (14)

Mike Stemm of Dominion Trading Ethiopia coming to Barefoot

Barefoot is bringing in Mike Stemm of Dominion Trading Company to talk about the amazing coffee and people work that Dominion Trading is doing in Ethiopia. Mike runs the U.S. side of the coffee import for Dominion Trading. Barefoot has been working with Mike Stemm and Dominion for three years now sourcing amazing coffee and building our relationship. Barefoot has been to Ethiopia twice to visit Dominion Trading and just returened a few weeks ago from the latest trip.

Mike will be… Continue

Added by Andy Newbom on April 20, 2009 at 11:11pm — No Comments

updated the website

some new stuff up there again. check it out.

Added by Andy Newbom on February 25, 2009 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments

El Salvador origin trip

Getting very excited. We get to go to El Salvador again this year to visit tons of farms. We are especially excited about getting to spend two days at our favorite coffee farm Finca San jose. We will also be visiting our newest farm partner El Porvenir and Aconcagua. Going Feb 6th through the 14th. Can't wait!

Added by Andy Newbom on January 11, 2009 at 11:54am — 2 Comments

Rwanda COE auction is today

We will be bidding on some coffees in a group. There has not been a lot of interest in this auction stateside. I am concerned for the overall prices and the impact to the farmers. I hope that more people end up bidding and bring the average price up to make a difference for all of the hardworking farmers. They deserve it!

Added by Andy Newbom on October 23, 2008 at 6:51am — 3 Comments

No more hot coffee

So the more I cup coffee the more I am convinced that we should not be serving any coffee to customers that is over 160 degrees F. When we cup we don't even really taste anything untill it reaches below 160 degrees F. And it is best between 80 to 130F.

SO I keep thinking that we have to figure out a way to have customers only drink coffee that is less than 160F degrees. Sounds crazy but the coffee tastes so much better cooler. When it is too hot people want to add cream and… Continue

Added by Andy Newbom on October 2, 2008 at 6:54am — No Comments

It's getting closer to fall!

I actually had to wear a sweater today. Course I'll have to take it off in an hour as it is supposed to be 76 today. But I can feel the nip in the air coming. Soon the layers will come out and we can finally wear jackets again. No more 100 degree weeks. Lusting for hot coffee rather than sipping it. Oh my I love winter and Fall.

Added by Andy Newbom on September 19, 2008 at 9:11am — No Comments

Slow Food Nation

Slow Food Nation. How can something called Slow go by so fast? It was a whirlwind of frenetic activity and coffee magic. I keep realizing how historic the event was in every way. It was a monumental undertaking and was amazingly well executed. A huge bow down with high fives to the curators Andrew Barnett, Eileen Hassi and Tonx.

It was truly historic and groundbreaking. But it was also exactly the way all of us have been doing great coffee for years. The Coffee pavillion was not so… Continue

Added by Andy Newbom on September 18, 2008 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Barefoot five year party

Barefoot made it. Five years of making sweet coffee love. we're celebrating September 23rd with free Cappuccinos all day. If you come in a gorilla suit reading Nietzche we will buy you food and drinks all day.

party with us. Drink coffee till you get sick and pass out.

Added by Andy Newbom on September 12, 2008 at 9:17pm — 3 Comments

CoffeeFest Seattle

Whos gonna be up there? THe Tony Serrano and Jared are up there machine techning it up and slingin sweet espresso. We're all pretty jealous that we have to stay home.

Added by Andy Newbom on September 12, 2008 at 9:02pm — No Comments

El Salvador Finca San Jose! so dang sweet!

Country: El salvador

Region:Apaneca-Ilamatepec Mountain Range, City: Apaneca & Ataco, Ahuachapán ,El Salvador.

GPS Coordinates:

Latitude: N 13º 52’ 52.3’’

Longitude: W 89º 48’ 24.5’’

Gloria Mercedes Rodriguez is the owner of San José coffee farm, located on the Apaneca – Ilamatepec mountain range. San Jose farm was inherited by Gloria’s father, José María Rodriguez Herrera in the 1950’s, by that time the property was only devoted to cattle for milking… Continue

Added by Andy Newbom on September 5, 2008 at 6:46pm — No Comments

New harvest time

Central Americans and East africans arriving by the vespa load right now. can't type, must drink!

Added by Andy Newbom on September 5, 2008 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Thank you everyone! we raised $3803.00 for Carlos Martin's family!

Thank you to all the great people who put their money where their heart is and donated money to help support Juana Martin and her family. Together we raised $3,803.00 for the Martin family!!

Edwin Martinez of Finca Vista Hermosa is flying to Guatemala Friday the 7th and will be bringing down the money to help out the entire family. Thank you so much to all who donated, chipped in and helped out. I know that several other great roasters like Victrola Coffee, Brown Coffee and others… Continue

Added by Andy Newbom on March 6, 2008 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Tragedy at Finca Vista Hermosa

Tragedy at our farm Partner Finca Vista Hermosa in Guatemala.

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On February 15th, 2008 a tragedy struck our farm partners at Finca Vista Hermosa in Guatemala. For the last decade or more Carlos has managed the day to day operations of Finca Vista Hermosa. He has labored tirelessly to bring exceptional quality, exquisite farming methods, demanding harvesting and processing procedures and intense cross training for all farm workers. The results have been… Continue

Added by Andy Newbom on February 26, 2008 at 7:08am — No Comments

Global Barista Exchange- Noe Castro Cacao at Barefoot

February is the month of coffee and love with Valentines day and Specialty Coffee month sharing the stage. And that coffee love is blooming at Silicon valley's Barefoot Coffee Roasters. Barefoot is hosting Guatemalan National Barista Champion Noe Castro for the month of February. Noe Castro was the Guatemala national Barista champion and went on the compete in the 2006 World Barista Championships in Tokyo nabbing 28th place. Noe recently took third place at the 2007 Guatemala Barista… Continue

Added by Andy Newbom on February 13, 2008 at 4:38pm — No Comments

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