Matt Milletto's Blog – June 2008 Archive (5)

Bellissimo wins Award at the 2008 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival for WBC documentary

Bellissimo Media Productions wins Award at the 2008 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival for documentary about The World Barista Championship



Portland, OR - Bellissimo Media Productions Wins Bronze Award at the 2008 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival for The World Barista Championship 2007: Tokyo.



The World Barista Championship 2007: Tokyo,” co-produced by Bellissimo Media… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on June 5, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

bX - Upcoming release on Thursday, June 5 from 9-9:15 p.m.

A message to all members of Barista Exchange!



I wanted to let you know that we are rolling out a new release to the bX network this Thursday, June 5, from 9 to 9:15 p.m. bX will be offline during this brief window.



There are a number of features in this release, including:



1) Forum Improvements. In addition to a redesigned forum, you will now have the option to choose between two styles of threads: "Flat," where replies are shown in chronological order, or… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on June 4, 2008 at 9:12am — No Comments

A Robot Barista? Starbucks to install selve serve coffee bars

After all their latest pushes to express their passion for quality coffee and espresso, Starbucks now is launching a self serve coffee kiosk, without baristas!? This reminds me of the DVD rental kiosks now littering large supermarkets. Will consumers really want a machine to serve their flavored lattes? The supermarket employees are the ones to refill beans and milk it says, and one can only wonder about the "training" they will receive. Will be interesting to see how these fly with the… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on June 3, 2008 at 12:08pm — 6 Comments

Ghost Flute Glassware - Barista Competition Signature Drinks?

I am always on the look out for cool glassware and cups that would work well in a barista competition. A lot of baristas serve small volume signature drinks and I wanted to share these beauties. They look awesome and come in Flutes, Tumblers and Goblets. Would be cool to experiment with, and would add a nice visual flare to any… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on June 2, 2008 at 12:21pm — 3 Comments

Want to be a Beer Connoisseur?

I found a great website that does an amazing job of educating the consumer. Here's to Beer, Beer Connoisseur takes you through an extensive curriculum of beer history, ingredients and even beer pairings. This site is inspiring me to explore how to convey this info to the coffee world as well. You do need to log in to utilize the BC, but the Heres To Beer site is… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on June 2, 2008 at 11:26am — No Comments

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