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Nathan Howes, organizer of the successful annual Montana Barista Jams, offers some advice about how to do it right. So, how about we shoot for 2014? *marks calendar* So You Wanna Host A Barista Jam? | barista magazine’s blog
… [Pulin] has three things she wants her baristas to exude. They are: 1. Openness, to the customer and to try new things; 2. Happiness, for the barista and for the customer alike, and; 3. Total obsession with coffee. The entire staff had all these qualities, and it felt so refreshing. I don’t care where […]
By “town,” I mean the state of North Dakota. And by “playa,” I mean a brand-spanking new independent coffee bar in Jamestown, one that could be hipster without even trying. (We don’t know that term around here, yet. So the potential is there but certainly not the negative connotations.) Plantation Coffee Bar opened mid-June, and […]
A quick pick-me-up before work, with espresso blend from Stumbeano’s! PS, I have GREAT ND COFFEE NEWS coming soon!
Go Babb’s, Jamestown! Upon ordering a shot recently, I was asked if I wanted it Cuban. I admit, I had to look it up. Nice change of pace! Keep that barista.
(Yes, it’s a riff off of this piece. Because sadly, you’ve all been here.) 1. The lone barista/employee doesn’t look up when you come in. For at least 30 seconds. Even though you’re the only one in the place. And the bell on the entry jingled. They’re too busy closing up for the day an […]
CHRISTMAS! Picked up some Neon Espresso and a Toarco AA from Sulawesi, Indonesia from Dogwood Coffee (Minneapolis) omgomgomg it finally arrived, said all coffee geeks who buy online ever — the Toarco had been featured in May’s Craft Coffee box, and it is positively outstanding! I see much espresso in my future three days off. […]
Okay. So we aren’t always the most savvy state when it comes to promoting ourselves, and it’s not really something we’re used to. After all, only a few short years ago we were actually considering dropping the geographical designation from our name — that would be “North” — because it apparently scares people away by […]
If you’re here, you probably have more than a passing interest in coffee. Or espresso. Or some caffeinated concoction derived from a bean grown in various intriguing parts of the world, where you are not. You’re also either living and working in North Dakota, have family here, or are in the military. A little part […]