If coffee is your preferred source of caffeine, then you may have come across the term "sustainable" in some form or another on a package label. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, sustainability is both a principle and a set of precepts for a productive co-existence between humans and ... More >>
Starting today and going through the weekend, over 30 baristas -- including a good number from Los Angeles -- will be in Santa Cruz to compete in the Specialty Coffee Association of America's Southwest Regional Barista Competition. This would be one of six such regional competitions; the top 6 from ... More >>
Brunch Cooking Class
Learn to cook a Mexican-inspired brunch from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger.
The chefs will demonstrate how to make Border Bloody Maria; guava empanada; heirloom bean and bacon tostada; Peruvian shrimp and grits; and La Bomba rice pudding.
WHAT: Brunch Cooking Class
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Over the weekend, Katie Carguilo took the champion title at the annual U.S.B.C. event -- that would be the United States Barista Championship and not the United States Bowling Congress (though that too apparently had everyone on pins and needles this weekend). Hosted by the Specialty Coffee Associa ... More >>
T. Nguyencappuccino at L'Epicerie Market
Nearly nine months after opening L'Epicerie Market in Culver City, and, yes, owner Thierry Perez is still there. Perhaps not surprisingly however, the man noted for his "culinary ADD" is still tinkering and improving his French restaurant-slash-market ... More >>
Images courtesy of the SCAA.
Aside from an ironclad stomach, what does it take to judge a coffee contest? We don't know, but we're about to find out.
The Southwest Regional Barista Championship happens this weekend, and for the first time, members of the media (i.e. us) have been invited to ... More >>
SCAAIf you're anywhere near Anaheim for the next few days, you may notice a few minor tremors in the area. No, not another earthquake. Not even the happiness of baseball fans after the Angels beat the Yankees yesterday for the first time since 2002, but about 10,000 coffeegeeks all tossing ba ... More >>
SCAAIn the first part of our interview with the Specialty Coffee Association of America's's Ric Rhinehart, Rhinehart discussed Arianna Huffington, the definition of cupping (no, it is neither a baseball nor a lingerie term), and the utterly serious question of how much coffee he drinks. Turn ... More >>