Hi everyone. I am back from my seven week trip which took me to San Francisco, Ethiopia, New York City, and Los Angeles. From the safety and comfort of Seattle in the springtime, I'll be writing a running diary of what happened on my trip, complete with pointers and diagrams and photos and videos.
On my trip I did lots of cupping, roasting, brewing, shot-pulling, and other assorted coffee activities; plus goat-roasting, cold-catching, storm-dodging, train-taking, whiskey-drinking, and people-meeting. So stay tuned for stories and pointers from the World of Coffee.
In the meantime, I would like to offer a hearty congratulations to Søren Stiller Markussen for winning the Danish Barista Championship this week. Søren was part of the Harar Cupping Caravan in March. He's a really great guy, and I have a couple of stories about him to tell in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, here's a picture. Søren's in the front-middle, in the plaid shirt. Hard to tell here, but he's crouching slightly. He's actually a quite tall man (taller than yours truly, behind him in the pink shirt).
A report on the Danish Championship from Coffee Collective here.