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Coffee from Nicaragua

Once again, come join green buyer Bob Benck on a journey to the beautiful country of Nicaragua. This country is on the forefront of both tradition and technology and it provides us with a kaleidoscope of flavors! We will learn about the complex co-op system unique to Nicaragua that is responsible for the production of Read more

Ethiopia Coffee and Culture Celebration in Atlanta.

It all started with my first Ethiopian coffee ceremony several years ago. I was working for Dilworth Coffee, and was asked to come to a local Ethiopian grocery, as they were looking to buy an espresso machine. I had no idea I’d be invited to be a part of partaking of the coffee ceremony, and Read more

NW Regional Barista Competition wrap-up

This past weekend, I had the privilege of competing in this year’s NW Regional Barista Championship that coincided with the Second annual NW Brewer’s Cup competition. Baristas from all over the Northwest region ( Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington), gathered at the Tacoma Convention Center for this annual competition. Most of the competitors in Read more

Guatemala Coffee Cupping!

Come join Green Coffee Buyer Bob Benck, on a trip to Antigua Guatemala. The colonial city of Antigua is steeped in both history and a tradition of fine coffee. The region is home to some of the most sought after specialty coffees in the world and in particular Batdorf & Bronson’s Finca El Valle. Bob Read more

We Coffee Ambushed Adult Swim!

Yesterday, we had the chance to Coffee Ambush our good friends over at Adult Swim. Customers of ours for many years, and great supporters, there was much love for the coffee flowing. Dut Goodman from Dancing Goats Coffee Bar assisted me, brewing Chemexes, and Garrett Kuk took photos and video. It was so much stinking Read more

Coca-Cola gets Coffee Ambushed in Atlanta!

Coffee Ambush at Coca-Cola. The video is above. This Coffee Ambush finds us at Coca-Cola here in Atlanta. Coca-Cola has several offices here in Atlanta, and the one I was at handles bottler relations, as well as some of their internet work. I brewed our Guatemala Finca El Valle in one of their breakrooms, as Read more