Week in Pictures: The People of Specialty Coffee

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Industry heavyweights Brent Fortune, Kyle Glanville and Tim Wendelboe judged the World Aeropress Championship at the La Marzocco booth on the SCAA showroom floor.

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 the Oregon Convention Center and surrounding Portland coffeehouses.

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Longtime Intelligentsia employee Jared Linzmeier recently started working for Caffe Ladro founder Jack Kelly in Seattle.

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Marcus Lintner and Collin Schneider prepared Sterling Coffee at Coffeehouse Northwest.

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Tim Varney, who roasts for Tim Wendelboe in Oslo, pulled shots at SCAA.

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2007 World Barista Champion James Hoffmann of London’s Square Mile Coffee pulled shots of their seasonal Red Brick espresso blend at SCAA.

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Brewers Cup finalists had every brew method but espresso at their disposal, and Andy Sprenger from Annapolis’ Ceremony Coffee Roasters took the title.

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And then there were three…

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Katie Carguilo and Charles Babinski held hands awaiting the verdict…

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…2012 United States Barista Champion Katie Carguilo hoisted the trophy, winning a trip to Vienna to compete in June’s World Barista Championship, a trip to Costa Rica to visit coffee farms, and plenty of coffee swag.


Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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