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2009 Best of Food GPS

2009 was a monumental eating and drinking year that included trips to Atlanta, Baja, California’s Central Coast, Las Vegas, New York City, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego and San Francisco, plus daily forays to restaurants...

Impressions From My First United States Barista Championship

From March 5-8, I was in Portland to cover the 2009 United States Barista Championship. Aside from a first round foray to tour Portland coffeehouses by bike, I witnessed almost every minute of espresso-fueled...
Barista Competition Portland

2009 United States Barista Championship (Day 1)

From March 5-8, the Oregon Convention Center in Portland hosts the United States Barista Championship. Throughout the competition, I’m providing minute-by-minute reports on baristas who decided to compete for the American coffee crown. Travis...