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Orphan Espresso Hand Grinders - on NPR

Orphan Espresso Hand Grinders – on NPR

NPR has a nice profile on a company many of you may have heard of – Orphan Espresso, an online shop that manufactures a range of beefy hand-made hand-grinders, and also sells parts and equipment. In the tiny town of Troy, Idaho, Barb and Doug Garrott have spent the past three years perfecting a machine...
UC Davis Food & Health Center adds coffee

UC Davis Food & Health Center adds coffee

This is interesting, and potentially good news for the long term development & growing sustainability of the specialty coffee industry: UC Davis has added a Coffee Center to its Food & Health Institute and will host a conference, and eventually a major in Coffee Science. The March 11 conference will cover topics such as the...
Fresh Cup Magazine on Korean Coffee Culture

Fresh Cup Magazine on Korean Coffee Culture

  Dan Leif at Fresh Cup magazine recently wrote a great piece on the specialty coffee industry in Korea. I’m quoted a couple times and was happy to provide background for the story. Definitely recommend reading if you’re at all interested in the state of the industry in Korea. While growth in South Korea has...
NPR Coffee Week

NPR Coffee Week

NPR (National Public Radio here in the US) is doing a special week of coffee related coverage. Here’s one of the first installments giving an overview of the global coffee industry and coffee in pop culture, with a nice amount of air time given to Counter Culture Coffee’s buyer & sustainability manager, Kim Elena Ionescu....
Single Origin Meets Single Malt

Single Origin Meets Single Malt

UPDATE: Looks like this event has sold out now! If you’re in Los Angeles, the LA Coffee Club and Caffe Luxxe are hosting what looks like a pretty fun coffee and whisky tasting later this month. Check the details below: Join LA Coffee Club and Caffe Luxxe for a coffee and whisky tasting seminar, hosted...
2013 US Barista Championship and Brewers Cup

2013 US Barista Championship and Brewers Cup

Today was the final round for the US Barista Championship and the US Brewers Cup. These competitions focus, respectively, on espresso based drinks and hand-crafted brewed coffee. The winners from today will go on to Melbourne later this year to compete in the world championships. I’ve listed the winners and finalists below – keep an...
La Marzocco's Linea Love

La Marzocco’s Linea Love

This is a fun little campaign by La Marzocco highlighting their venerable Linea espresso machines. First released in the 1990s, these boxy, utilitarian beauties were the mainstay of Starbucks’ big expansion after they went public, and have been (and still are) the backbone of many an indie cafe despite all the fancy new machines you...
Heart Roasters Instagram Giveaway

Heart Roasters Instagram Giveaway

Who doesn’t like free coffee, especially when it comes from Portland’s Heart Roasters? You can win a free bag in a daily giveaway they’ve started for the holidays. That’s my entry above, check out the details below to get in on this:   1. Post a picture that is heart or coffee related… whatever you...
World Barista Championship, 2012

World Barista Championship, 2012

Over the last few days the world’s best baristas have been battling it out over in Vienna for the 2012 World Barista Championship. I’ve been too busy to watch it live given that I’m traveling at the moment, but it’s always worth watching these presentations to see what the state of the art is in...
Tonx Coffee Subscription Discount

Tonx Coffee Subscription Discount

Tonx Coffee is offering a $10 discount on subscriptions. If you’ve followed the specialty coffee industry for any length of time, you’ve probably seen or heard the name Tonx float around. Tonx is Tony Konecny: Tony began his descent into coffee madness as a barista and then head roaster at Seattle’s seminal Victrola Coffee and...
Looking for Instagram Research Participants!

Looking for Instagram Research Participants!

If you didn’t know, when I’m not obsessing over coffee I’m working on a masters in applied cultural analysis at Lund University. Lately I’ve been researching mobile photo sharing as a practice that is changing our relationship to ourselves, our surroundings, our daily lives, and more. While taking pictures of your dinner might seem trivial...
Moving To New York!

Moving To New York!

I’ll be moving from Sweden to New York in a week. I’m really going to miss Sweden; the people, the lifestyle, the scenery, the food, everything. But after living outside the US for more than three years, and away from my girlfriend off-and-on for the past year, it will be great to be back in...