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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2007, 12:10pm
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Show Notes

Intro (0:09)
- "day 4", Christa Couture

Podcast Sponsor (0:39)
- Today's podcast brought to you by 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters. Every sponsored show will have a giveaway from 49th Parallel, and 49th Parallel will be providing top-shelf coffees to CG for review, so keep listening!

CG on WGN Radio's Technology Tailor (5:28)
- Episode also featured Doug Zell of Intelligentsia as a guest (5:50)
- Discussion of online forums, posters with an axe to grind, and CG (6:29)

WBC Recap (12:11)
- Zachary Carlsen's coverage was amazing (12:36)
- James Hoffmann won with a single-origin espresso and a clumpy grinder! (18:27)

Giveaway - win 2 pounds of Epic Espresso from 49th Parallel (22:59)
- Tell us about your favourite working barista
- Send an email with the subject "my favourite barista" to podcast@coffeegeek.com
- Include first name, name of their café, the city, and 1-2 sentences on why they're your favourite
- Also include your name, mailing address, and phone number
- Deadline: September 3, 2007. Winner will be picked at random. Enter as often you like, but each entry must be about a different barista. Prize will be shipped anywhere within North America.

Vancouver Happenings (25:36)
- Congrats to Derek Lucas of Buon Amici's Coffee in Victoria, BC, who took first place at the 2007 Canadian Western Regional Barista Competition (25:42)
- Sammy Piccolo is coming out of retirement to compete at the 2007 Canadian National Barista Championship in September in Toronto (27:11)
- Coffee shop opening: see the article and video at From the poorest postal code to the most expensive coffee (27:52)
- Esmeralda Especiale auction lot event at Caffe Artigiano (28:16); Mark's cupping / tasting notes on the Esmeralda (including as espresso!) (32:56); rant on Esmeralda Especiale auction lot vs non-auction lot (42:56)

Wrap Up (47:19)
- Thanks again to our sponsor, 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

Outro (48:29)
- "day 4", Christa Couture
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Posted Tue Sep 4, 2007, 1:50am
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NB - Sammy decided after a few days that he would not be competing this year, but is now considering doing it next year.

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Posted Tue Sep 4, 2007, 10:56am
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