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

World Barista Championship selects top coffee machines for top baristas

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 — 2 Comments

The loss of a truly passionate barista. Joel Starr will be missed.

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.



If… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on August 27, 2008 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Coffee business growing rapidly in Saudi Arabia, says US expert

Ed Arvidson, a consultant with Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup just returned from a week long consulting trip to Saudi Arabia to work with the large coffee company, Bonnon Coffee. Bellissimo has been working Bonnon for a few months, consulting on their quickly growing coffee retail and wholesale roasting business. There was an article published in… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on August 26, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Killer Café Design

Thought I would re post this article from barista magazine by kyle and I. Some great info.



Café Design

Matt Milletto & Kyle Larson



Photo by Kenneth R. Olson

Reprinted from Barista Magazine



Let’s face it, not to sound too terribly clichéd, but first impressions really do matter. What is the first thing your customers are going to notice when they walk in the door? That’s right, the café itself.… Continue

Added by Matt Milletto on August 24, 2008 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

World Barista Championship/USBC - Downloads Now Available

Nick sent a link to the brand new downloads for the WBC rules, regulations, and other related documents that also are applicable for all national competitions. All metric measurements, etc. will be changed per country, and there should also be a "Guide to the 2009 USBC Rules" coming out soon.…



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Added by Matt Milletto on August 18, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

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