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2006 Western Regional Barista Competition: Part 2, The Honor Roll

Posted by TheShot on 06 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Barista, Beans, Local Brew

The Petaluma Hot List As I mentioned in a previous post, the 2006 Western Regional Barista Competition was held in Petaluma over this past weekend. Twenty-two baristas from across California and Hawai’i participated in the annual competition — many for their first time. In addition to bringing out some of the best espresso preparation the […]

Measure to restrict use of Kona coffee label shot down

Posted by TheShot on 04 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Beans

Today the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported that a measure to greatly restrict the definition of what gets labelled “Kona” coffee was rejected by a voting council: New board already may be shifting coffee group’s mission. The Kona Coffee Council decided not to support bills intended to create stricter standards for use of the Kona label. Currently, […]

Forecast: World coffee exports to fall

Posted by TheShot on 30 Dec 2005 | Filed under: Beans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released a study projecting the world’s supply of coffee: Forecast: World coffee exports to fall. The good news? Specialty coffee crops, like those from Kona, Hawaii, are on the rise. The bad news? Vietnamese robusta continues to proliferate on the commodity coffee market with crude, inexpensive beans that threaten […]

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