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Specialty Coffee Portland

Week in Pictures: The People of Specialty Coffee

Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. From April 19 – 22, 2012, most of those people were accomplished coffee professionals at the Specialty Coffee Association of America event at...
Coffee Santa Cruz

Verve Coffee Roasters One and One: Splitting the Shot

Splitting a shot of espresso isn’t exactly on the same level as splitting the atom, but in the specialty coffee world, where change is measured incrementally, by degrees, it’s still pretty exciting. Santa Cruz-based...
Coffee California

Interview: coffee pro Chris Baca (Verve Coffee Roasters)

Ever since witnessing Chris Baca’s performance at the 2010 Western Regional Barista Competition, where he pulled audience members into his performance, it was clear he doesn’t approach coffee like most people. The Modesto native...