A shout out to the 2011 USBC competitors

by | Monday, May 2, 2011 |

We want to extend our appreciation to all the participants who made it to Houston this year to compete in the US Barista Championship and the first-ever US Brewers Cup. It is always exciting and rewarding to watch people with such passion and skill throw down. You all make this industry much more...

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Espresso ain't easy

by | Saturday, February 19, 2011 |

Rose Tosti and Michael Smith and I wanted to take a pulse of the quality of the espresso at some of the newer establishments and roasters in town. Earlier today, we went on a seven-stop Seattle espresso crawl. The result was humbling and somewhat sobering.Three espresso bars we...

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Guatemala extravaganza, October 2010 newsletter

by | Sunday, October 24, 2010 |

Please join us in tasting some outstanding Guatemalan coffees on Wednesday October 27, 5-8pm. TASTE FIVE AMAZING COFFEES We’ll be cupping our lineup of most amazing Guatemalan relationship coffees. Also on the cupping table: Santa Clara y Anexos Operadora Santa Clara (Cup of Excellence 2010), see more below and, as a special bonus, a coffee blend that will only be created once: we’ll be blending the small samples of all Guatemala Cup of Excellence winners this year. MEET THE PRODUCER Meet Aurelio Hernandez, yes, Aurelio of Finca Aurelio y Lorena! Hear a brief presentation about Aurelio’s work on behalf of Global Visionaries in San Miguel Escobar, Guatemala, and how coffee and improving lives in Guatemala go hand in hand. WIN THE COFFEE RAFFLE benefiting Global Visionaries Put down $10 per raffle ticket for a bag of the blended samples of all of coffees represented in this year’s Guatamalan Cup of Excellence auction. All proceeds from our raffle go to Global Visionaries...

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New local art in the cafe

by | Friday, October 15, 2010 |

Our new artist beginning this month is Megan Marie Myers, who comes to us after being shrugged off by a certain iconic corporate coffeeshop a few months back. Megan was slated to show her paintings at Roy Street Coffee & Tea in February earlier this year until the company canceled the...

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