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Click for Article USBC Perspectives 2009
by Sammy Piccolo
Posted March 20, 2009, 3:00am, Rated: 8.1
Sammy Piccolo, Canada's four time national Barista Champion and entrant into the 2009 WBC, heads to Portland to attend the 2009 US Barista Championship. Read more...
Click for Article Instant Convenience, Mermaids, Good Enough?
by Mike Ferguson
Posted February 20, 2009, 3:00am, Rated: 8.2
Starbucks introduces an instant coffee, hoping to bolster lagging fortunes and sagging market shares. Is history in coffee development bound to repeat itself? Mike Ferguson presents some history and viewpoints. Read more...
Click for Article What's Wrong with the WBC
by Instaurator
Posted June 16, 2008, 3:00am, Rated: 7.1
A former Executive Director of the World Barista Champiionship speaks out about problems with the WBC and how it is organized and run and offers some discussion on possible solutions. Read more...
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Click for Article What is Single Origin
by Dal Anderson
Posted August 18, 2010, 3:00am, Rated: 9.3
Confused about what Single Origin is? A roaster offers his perspective on what Single Origin was, is, and could be. Includes some history on the development and marketing of Single Origin coffees. Read more...
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