Teresa von Fuchs, a coffee and espresso consultant for iconic New York roaster Dallis
Bros. Coffee, will percolate a specialty caffeinated cocktail during the second annual
Coffee Cocktail Mash Up, which will take place on Sunday, June 24 at 5 p.m. at
Weather Up in Tribeca.
Teresa makes no beans about participating in specialty coffee competitions and Continue
educational events. She was a judge for the U.S. Barista Competition, trained competitors for the Northeast Regional…
Added by Matt Milletto on June 13, 2012 at 10:48am —
Hey all, be sure to come by and see me in the American Barista & Coffee School booth # 714 at Coffee Fest
this next weekend. I have a limited edition run of new buttons as well for Barista Exchange members.
See you there!
Added by Matt Milletto on September 18, 2009 at 1:30pm —
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 —
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For more information, contact Matt Milletto: 503.232.2222 | email@example.com
(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 —
I have been emailing with Joanne, who organizes the Barista Vanuatu event which is to be held the 11th 12th and 13th of November in Port Vila Vanuatu. This competition sounds AMAZING, and is open to both locals, as well as international competitors (two competitions). Below is more info on the competition and contact Joanne with any questions. I spent some time in the South Pacific as a kid, and it is the most beautiful place on earth. I want to go!!! :)
- Matt… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on July 27, 2009 at 9:38am —
Portland, OR (February 9, 2009) – Two new half-day latte art and sensory skills training workshops will be held concurrent with this year’s United States Barista Championship in Portland at the American Barista & Coffee School
on March 5th.
The Latte Art Workshop led by American Barista & Coffee School Director of Training Matt Milletto and Lead Instructor… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on February 9, 2009 at 9:31am —
I mentioned earlier this month that we will be rolling out our bX partners discount series, and we have the first opportunity available now. This first discount is offered by the American Barista & Coffee School
For the next three months the American Barista & Coffee School is offering the following discount exclusively to Barista Exchange members.
Any Barista Exchange member will receive the… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on January 14, 2009 at 12:00pm —
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Nuova Simonelli Extends Manufacturer’s Warranty to 2 Years
FERNDALE, Wash. (January 7, 2009) – Nuova Distribution USA, LLC is pleased to announce it will offer its customers the industry's longest warranty. Starting in 2009, all new Nuova Simonelli espresso equipment will carry a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. In addition to the 2-year manufacturer’s warranty, Nuova Distribution USA, LLC has a… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on January 7, 2009 at 3:16pm —
Coffee Talk just came out with their State of the Industry issue, and there is an article about Barista Exchange and social media/networking and the coffee industry. I could not find an online version but am embedding the article here in this blog post.…
Added by Matt Milletto on January 7, 2009 at 2:04pm —
Congratulations Urnex Brands
, a bX partner on the news of your selection for the WBC! Check out there Barista Exchange profile
and say hi.
January 2, 2009 (Yonkers, NY) -- Today, Urnex Brands, Inc. / Puro Caff Group announced that it has been selected as the “Official Cleaning Products Sponsor” of the World Barista Championship (“WBC”) for 2009 - 2011. Both Cafiza® Brand and Puro… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on January 5, 2009 at 3:39pm —
Hi all bXers! The close of this year is upon us, and I wanted to say thanks to all of you who have helped build this site into such a great community. I did not know what to expect when I started the site just one year ago, and am so excited about hoe it has evolved and what's in store ahead.
I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a successful 2009.
Added by Matt Milletto on December 31, 2008 at 12:04pm —
This has been the worst storm we have had in over a decade, and it doesn't look like it will get better until late next week. After a night of trivial pursuit and apple brandy toddys, we slept under a foot of blankets last night, hoping that we would wake up with power as many in Portland are without.
Got the chains on the xTerra and we slid down the street to get a hearty breakfast and to pick up some supplies. Plan to spend the day… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on December 21, 2008 at 1:33pm —
Just received this release from Andrew. Urnex, also an official Barista Exchange Partner, has been named the Official WBC Cleaning Product Sponsor. Thanks Urnex Brands, Inc. for your support for the specialty coffee industry!
Urnex / Puro Caff Named World Barista Championship Cleaning Product Sponsor
LONG BEACH, Calif. (December 19, 2008) - The World Barista Championship (WBC) has selected Urnex Brands Inc. / Puro Caff Group as the competition's official… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on December 19, 2008 at 11:09am —
As it approaches 2:30 pm here in Portland, I just wanted to wish everyone a happy Repeal Day
, save the coffee for tomorrow morning. :)
My friend Jeff Morgenthal
has a great cocktail oriented blog and wrote about Repeal Day as well. His site is for sure worth checking out, as he is the king of signature drinks in his… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on December 5, 2008 at 2:40pm —
Hey guys, I just uploaded a lot of my pictures from Coffee Fest Hong Kong, I am also writing a field report for Barista Magazine in the next issue. It was a blast! So fun to meet so many new baristas from all over SE Asia, and to see some good friends too.
Added by Matt Milletto on November 20, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Thought this was a cool article talking about some of the benefits of social networking sites like Facebook or Barista Exchange. I realize that most of our "bosses" on this site, are also members. :)
"Companies should not dismiss staff who use social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo at work as merely time-wasters, a Demos study suggests.
Attempts to control employees' use of such software could damage firms in the long run by limiting the way staff communicate,… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on October 28, 2008 at 11:17pm —
Very cool! Way to go Martin Diedrich
, a fellow bX member!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 21, 2008
CONTACT: Trevor Slavick, Founder
Little Feet Coffee Company
SOCCER CHARITY TEAMS UP WITH COFFEE PRODUCER TO OFFER NEW SPECIALTY BRAND
UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES PREMIUM "COFFEE WITH A KICK"
(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) Oct. 21, 2008… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on October 21, 2008 at 2:18pm —
Woohoo! We now have our 1st Podcast available
! I am very excited to start doing these podcasts every month or two, and will be inviting guests who have insight on the specialty coffee industry from a baristas perspective and more.
This first Podcast features Christopher Nicely Abel… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on September 2, 2008 at 11:41am —
Press Release from the World Barista Championship Committee:
World Barista Championship selects top coffee machines for top baristas
World Barista Championship UK Ltd. has selected the Nuova Simonelli Aurelia
as the official espresso machine and MAHLKÖNIG K30 (Vario and Twin) as the official espresso coffee grinder of its 2009 – 2011 competition… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on August 29, 2008 at 9:17am —
Just got off the phone with Chuck Jones and he informed me that Joel Starr, previously of Ninth St. Espresso in NYC, www.thirdwavecoffee.net
and currently working for Castle and Company in Los Angeles, California, passed away on a vacation in Brazil.
My heart and thoughts go out to his family and friends. This is a sad day for the specialty coffee industry and so sad to lose someone with so much passion and love for coffee.
Added by Matt Milletto on August 27, 2008 at 4:00pm —