Matt Milletto's Blog – May 2008 Archive (7)

New "Events" feature added to the site ...

hello bX'ers. I have decided to upgrade the calendar feature to a full on "events" page. I think you will all find it much more interactive and informative. It is also integrated so that you can invite other members to events, RSVP, comment on, set reminders, etc. This is just one of the many features I am working on.

I am calling out to all members to help add events to this page. I am leaving the… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on May 23, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Canadian Prairie Regional Barista Competition Live Blog

I received this email from Jason Prefontaine in regards to the upcoming CPRBC. Cool!

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to let you know, that we will be streaming the Canadian Prairie Regional Barista Competition, live from Calgary at the following URL:…


Added by Matt Milletto on May 21, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Lunch with the Governor

Because of our friendship with our attorney, Robert Stolle, my Dad and I were invited to a private luncheon last week with Ted Kulongoski, the Governor of Oregon.

About 12 other people attended and we all participated in about two… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on May 19, 2008 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Starbucks' Slutty Mermaid Making Waves

Looks like the change by Starbucks to revisit their old logo is making some waves, I remember this same issue being a big part of why they changed in the first place. Crazy to me that anyone would find the logo offensive. Link to article on Motherjones ...

Added by Matt Milletto on May 9, 2008 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Photo's up from the beloved Reg Barber - SCAA/USBC Coverage

Reg Barber, photo maniac and trophy designer, has posted his set of over 1000 photos from this past weekend on his Flickr. Thank you Reg for covering this event in such detail!

Added by Matt Milletto on May 9, 2008 at 12:09pm — No Comments

USBC Champion Kyle Glanville, Intelligentsia Coffee

Can't tell you how happy I am for Kyle Glanville, the new USBC Champion! Kyle is such a great representative and ambassador for the barista community and the US coffee industry. Big congrats to all six finalists, this comp must go down as the most competitive in US history. Here is the video from the live video blog coverage, thanks to the SCAA blog… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on May 5, 2008 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

USBC Finalists Announced

Just watched the finalists announcement, here they are:

Nick Griffith, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

Pete Licata, PT’s Coffee Roasting Company

Chris Baca, Ritual Coffee Roasters

Heather Perry, Coffee Klatch

Kyle Glanville, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

Drew Catlin, Ritual Coffee Roasters

Congratulations to all of the competitors, what an unbelievably tough competition. Best of luck to all the finalists… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on May 4, 2008 at 5:26pm — No Comments

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