Alimento in the Bay of Plenty

Our guest blogger Tina is German but lives and works in New Zealand. She enjoys the coffee culture in New Zealand and is sending posts of her espresso sojourn There are a lot of cafes in the Bay of Plenty that I like for a number of different reasons. But if I had to pick…

Of Motore Coffee, Vespas Scooters and Helmets

One of the unfortunate things about Motore Coffee is that its location. Well, let me rephrase that. Motore Coffee has a location that is great for many who work down-town in the Denny triangle, unfortunately, that is really not that convenient for me. This is simply because I don’t normally hang out in the Denny…

Btg Coffee on Capital Hill

Bedlam/to.go aka Btg Coffee is a little, almost nondescript street-side coffee stand that one could easily pass without thinking much about what they may have to offer. Well here is a little known secret about the place. Btg Coffee serves some of the best espresso you’ll ever drink on Capital Hill and I say that…

Alex of The Fresh Pot Places First at NWRBC

Alex Pond (pictured above making his signature drink) of The Fresh Pot won of the 2009 Northwest Regional Barista Competition (NWRBC). Kevin Fuller of The Albina Press and Robbie Britt of Zoka Coffee Roasters came in second and third respectively. These were the top three of the six finalists who battled it out to determine…

Kafeoke for Karaoke and Coffee

Our guest blogger Laura is volunteering in India and plans to spend some time in the new year traveling in South East Asia. She is sending posts of her experiences of the Indian and Asian coffee culture.   Kafeoke is a coffeehouse-restaurant-karaoke joint-voice school located on the beach in a residential area in south Chennai….

Welcome 2009, and One World Economy?

2009 is here. And as always, tons of folks around the world celebrate the new year with the obligatory new year resolutions… you know what I mean, be nice to your neighbors, world peace and all that. And I remember how I used to be optimistic back in the day… but I have lived long…

Rounding Out 2008 with Neptune Coffee

Neptune Coffee is the last coffee shop I visited in 2008… I discovered Neptune Coffee for the first time actually just a couple of days ago. Even though this coffee shop has been around for about a year or so in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle but I only discovered it by chance… I was…