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Regionals Rejected

I thought I had a lot to say surrounding the SCAA’s pulling the plug on the regional competition circuit and perhaps I do...but my mind is just a bit too jumbled right now to write something incredibly thoughtful and expressive. So I’m just going to focus on one aspect of the...

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The Direct Selectors - by Noah Namowicz

I have the opportunity to be in a position in the coffee industry which is intertwined with the coffee producing and coffee roasting world in an extremely unique way. As a green-coffee importer, I see the good and bad, the inspiring and disheartening, and the rewarding and discouraging ways that...

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Resetting the System

Think of all the Baristas who changed our lives over the years. All those amazing competitors, innovators, and speed demons of service who were somehow able to be accurate and make amazing coffee while making your day brighter. Now, think about how many of them are giving that special experience...

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Reset to Zero

Lately I’ve had the opportunity to work a few regular barista shifts thanks to my wonderful friends at The French Press. The first day or two were a little shaky, but once I brushed that dirt off my shoulder I had more fun with coffee than I’ve had in quite...

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Being Aware of Your Surroundings

For years I've recommended a 1:15 brew ratio for those diving into the world of home brewing, often referring to my old standby of 20 grams of coffee to 300 grams of water. At one point I actually favored this recipe myself as I felt like it added a certain...

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