Exciting to see the membership grow so quickly on Barista Exchange! I will keep you all informed on new additions and features as they come to fruition. Like I have said before, feedback is greatly appreciated during these beginning stages of the site so feel free to message me.
To give you all a sneak peak at what will be releases in the next couple weeks, here are some of the features/upgrades in… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on January 30, 2008 at 4:28pm —
Yay! I can't believe there are already 1000 members on Barista
Exchange. Thank you to all who have supported the site by joining,
blogging, uploading great photos, and so much more. I am excited to see
the site grow, and truthfully didn't expect it to grow so fast.
Congratulations to Beata
Added by Matt Milletto on January 30, 2008 at 9:18am —
As many have noticed we have a new header and overall design for Barista Exchange. I will be experimenting with the best look and feel for the site as it continues to grow.
we are no longer in BETA mode! woohoo. I will be introducing new functionality each month. A couple things I am working to add soon are:
• Google map/location finder. This is a huge task but I am hoping to
create something like this soon. This may also… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on January 25, 2008 at 12:58pm —
I received an email from Peggy
of Rock Creek Coffee Roasters this afternoon and thought I'd share the link. It is interesting how the author compares what people may be looking for in a cafe, to what they may also be looking for in a blog or website.
After reading the post I was curious to apply some to Barista Exchange ... first impression, friendly environment, interaction with the… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on January 24, 2008 at 3:14pm —
Hey guys, was just playing around with the music player that we each have on our page ... and realized that with the click of a button you can add anyones playlist or song that you like to yours. Nice! There is not yet a way to make a playlist pop out, so that you can keep browsing, BUT, what I do if I find a playlist on someones page that I like is open my next page in a new browser and continue to listen.
Added by Matt Milletto on January 12, 2008 at 8:58am —
I have known Jeffrey Goldsmith
for a few years now, meeting him first at a Las Vegas Coffee Fest Tradeshow. At that time he was promoting his new book Cafe Haiku
, which some of you may know and love, and was getting his feet wet in the world of coffee. His book was a success and he spent a while promoting poetry readings in cafes around the US.… Continue
Added by Matt Milletto on January 11, 2008 at 4:23pm —
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone. I am really excited about the interest this site has created in the last two weeks and thank all of you for being part of it.
Added by Matt Milletto on December 25, 2007 at 12:22pm —
I have added a music player to the website which can be found in the bottom left column on the main page. If I am not mistaken, only administrators can upload music, but if you have something you would like to send, I can upload it for you. Podcasts are great, also any original material. I may put a few cool songs up but want to keep it mainly to stuff created by barista exchange members. You can email me a link to the mp3 file.
Feedback is appreciated.
Added by Matt Milletto on December 11, 2007 at 8:53am —
I am going to be looking for a couple people help me moderate the website as it grows. I am going to slowly start inviting people and posting news about the site. If you are interested in moderating and maybe keeping a blog let me know. I would like for a few interested people to blog on the main page of the site once in a while.
email me if you are interested and thanks.
matt at bellissimo dot net
Added by Matt Milletto on December 6, 2007 at 3:46pm —