Berg Wu of Simple Kaffa in Taiwan has won the 2016 World Barista Championship in Dublin, Ireland. Wu becomes the 17th coffee professional to earn this title, in an international tournament held each year since 2000. Berg Wu competed at the event using a Geisha variety coffee grown at Finca Deborah, a coffee farm located […]
Our friends & partners at Verve Coffee Roasters are back again with a late 2014 stunner: this year’s release of Verve’s popular Panama Elida Estate Green-Tip Gesha is now available for sale in highly limited quantities via Verve’s web store, alongside a couple other limited supply gesha variety coffees from Panama and Costa Rica. Panama Elida […]
I’ve got to admit—I don’t find a huge amount of time in my day-to-day to attend cuppings. Working full-time in a busy café and writing and taking photos the rest of the time, there’s not a whole bunch of space for the ol’ slurp and spit. That said, when a cupping table full of coffees […]
It’s barista competition season again, folks! There may have been only three short months since the 2014 World Barista Championships in Rimini, Italy, but national competitions are already revving up, ahead of the 2015 WBC happening in Seattle. One of the first national competitions of the year was the 2015 Hong Kong Coffee Championships, which occurred September […]
Kimmels and bits.
Totally tubular design, from brodie-odies at Verve, man.
Phillip Ma, owner of multi-roaster cafe Ma’velous, poses for Sprudge.com with a five pound bag of Hairbender. Ma’velous is serving Stumptown Coffee in San Francisco, marking the first such wholesale account in the Bay Area.¹ When we visited this afternoon, Phillip was pulling Hairbender and offering Decaf Colombia La Piramide in a number of slow […]