Archive for the Competition Category

Video: The Greatest Coffee Video of All Time (so far)

Posted on September 19, 2010 by

Half Ricky Gervais, half John Hughes, all brilliant. Shot on location at the home of the Nordic Roaster of the Year. Sixes all around.

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Good Food Awards Now Accepting Submissions

Posted on September 10, 2010 by

The following was sent to me. I believe in it, and the people involved, so I’m passing it on.

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Video: A Little Montage of a Hectic Two Weeks in Europe

Posted on July 25, 2010 by

Oh by the way, we spent two weeks in Europe. Emily made a video. [via Europe 2010 on Vimeo]

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Chicago, Meet Your World Champion Barista

Posted on July 8, 2010 by

A great interview with the current world champ Michael Phillips, back in his stomping grounds of Intelligentsia, Chicago. Listen as he discusses his thoughts on competition, tattoos, sourcing beans, and how he credits his entire team in securing the victory. [blogs.vocalo.org]

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Congratulations to Mike Phillips, 2010 World Barista Champion!

Posted on June 26, 2010 by

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Video: 2008 U.S. Barista Champ Kyle Glanville

Posted on June 16, 2010 by

Not new, but new to me. Kyle Glanville interviewed at Intelligentisa’s Silverlake location. “Great coffee is always gonna have to be the result of extra hard work, and extra attention to detail”. [YouTube]

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An Epic Battle for the Best of Panama!

Posted on May 25, 2010 by

Holy crap! WATARU & CO., lTD. and Saza Coffee just went at it for the number one lot in the Best of Panama auction.

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World Aeropress Championship 2010

Posted on May 20, 2010 by

Fans of the Aeropress should take note: The THIRD annual World Aeropress Championship is set to take place in London this June, held alongside the World Barista Championship.

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Hacienda Esmeralda Special 2010

Posted on May 17, 2010 by

Tomorrow is the big auction. Above are the results from last year’s number one lot, Reserva de la Señora (the full results from last year are available here).

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Defining Success in the Coffee Industry

Posted on May 10, 2010 by

A couple of weeks ago Jason Dominy became frustrated enough to rant a bit on Twitter (probably not the best idea). The issue essentially being that there are high quality cafes within the industry that don’t get the “respect” they deserve from the global coffee community. More specifically, Jason’s new employer Batdorf & Bronson/Dancing Goats. 

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Mike Phillips in the Chicago Tribune

Posted on April 24, 2010 by

Nice article on Mike in the Chicago Tribune today [chicagotribune.com]. Too bad he won’t see it in print for a few days. He’s in NYC for the CBS Early Show [watch the segment here]. Hey Mike, remember when you were supposed to be on Oprah? If you win us the WBC title maybe you’ll get another […]

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Emily Oak Featured on Gizmodo

Posted on April 21, 2010 by

Sort of. In an article on the iPad Twitter client TweetFlow, Gizmodo writer Matt Buchanan provided a screenshot that included this tweet from WBC Board Member Emily Oak. Nice! Also included in the screenshot is her photo of La Marzocco’s new Strada at the SCAA. New Yorkers can see the Strada up close and personal this […]

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USBC 2010 champ! Mike Phillips!

Posted on April 18, 2010 by

Mike Phillips from Intelligentsia Coffee just won the USBC for the 2nd year in a row! Congratulations Mike, see you in London! A full recap of Mike’s winning routine is available here. Also available are video archives of the events (in two hour increments). (via 2010 USBC Blog. Photo credit: Liz Clayton)

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Where to Find Complete USBC 2010 Coverage

Posted on April 18, 2010 by

If you’re not in Anaheim for the USBC you may be looking for the best available coverage online. Here’s a list:

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Video: Regional Barista Championship 2010 – CNN iReport

Posted on March 24, 2010 by

via CNN iReport. It’s always nice to see friends on CNN.  Remember this, Brent?

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Liz Clayton’s Photos from the MARBC

Posted on March 8, 2010 by

If you’ve been looking for Liz Clayton’s MARBC 2010 and/or CoffeeFest photos, let me help you out. Click on any of the pics above to see her full photostream.

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