Now Reading: Tokyo’s Take On Bay Area Coffee

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This feature by first-time contributor Richard Sandlin was developed as part of our Barista Nation LA pitch session. I first met Chataro Mameoh - the combined name of husband & wife duo Taro Matsumura and Meoh Kawabe Matsumura - at the TED conference in February 2013, where I was lucky enough to be a part of the SCAA volunteer coffee service … [Read more...]

San Francisco: Say Hello To Saint Frank, Coming Soon To Russian Hill

Tex stands outside of his new cafe in the Russian Hill neighborhood.

Kevin "Tex" Bohlin, a longtime Ritual Coffee Roasters barista and United States Barista Championship competitor, has signed the lease on a former nail salon in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. His intent is to open "a specialty coffee bar and retailer focusing on relationally sourced coffees for a greater enjoyment of life from seed … [Read more...]

[Video] Official Trailer For “A Film About Coffee” Released

Filmmaker Brandon Loper has been working on a feature film about specialty coffee. We had the chance to meet Mr. Loper at our Cupping California event at SFMoMA in August, where he shot scenes of guests cupping a table of over forty different coffees from California roasters. The trailer for his film features Ritual Coffee Roaster's Eileen Hassi … [Read more...]