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Why Not? Interviews with your BGA Candidates


Hello, from the abyss I call work! For those of you that still happen to read this website, thanks for sticking with us. Fun and great thins are happening in Seattle and I’d much rather be on the ground working and meeting people than posting my thoughts online. It’s that time of year to be […]

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teh Coffee


tehCoffee(.com) that is. I heard about TehCoffee from the Dan Baumfeld a while back when he was still in Beta-versions. I’ve been watching TehCoffee grow over the past few months and  thought I should share it with ya’ll. Teh is about more than helping you find the closest coffee shop near you, it’s to help […]

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Copyright 2011

Crafty.


A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said “I love your pictures – there’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.” He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: “That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove.” -Sam Haskins- In general, […]

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It’s 7 am- Why am I awake.


Currently: At SeaTac airprot It’s 7 am and I am awake. Correction, I never went to sleep. But I’m off to Texas! Houston to be more specific. This year I’ll be the lone blogger from Why Not at USBC. In past years I’ve had a massive “FAIL” blanket cast over my ability to blog from […]

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Milstead & Co. : Coffee’s Happening


Seattle, your coffee is about to change. UPDATE: Oct. 24, 2011. Milstead & Co is now open daily. Mon-Fri 6am to 6pm and Sat/Sun from 7 am to 6pm!

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Celebrewties, Startenders, and Barista Competitions


Here I sit at Victrola Coffee on 15th Ave in Capital Hill, it’s 7 am in the morning and I haven’t gone home yet since closing the bar. Huzzah. I had a lengthy conversation with the other bartender tonight about why each of us does what we do for a living. I feel I need […]

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Barista Series: A Holistic Craft


Although all of us here at Why Not? Coffee have held some sort of elevated position, whether it be Director of Training, Barista Trainer, Consultant, Director of Coffee or head of Research and Development programs; we are first and foremost coffee servers, preparers and specialists- Baristas, if you will. The title, Barista, is a flag […]

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Comparisons


Let’s play catch up, shall we? While I’ve been working away the weekends, I’ve also been running around with more thoughts running through my head than ever. Sometime late in October or early November I started working at a craft cocktail bar that doubles as a glorified dive bar. The truth of the matter is […]

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Clover Pour Over


Ladies and gentlemen, I present for your consideration the Precision Pour Over from Clover. This little beauty of a prototype is adorning the front counter of Roy Street Coffee and Tea as we speak and let me be the one to tell you that, regardless of the arguments for or against this device, it makes […]

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Let’s Kill all the Menus


This thought’s been mulled over quite a bit, publicly, in the past year or two– and some shops have implemented very good solutions to this problem– but it’s been in the front of my mind lately, so here goes: Menus in progressive coffee shops are pretty much pointless. Two experiences which I continue to have, […]

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Yirg: A Romance


Editor’s note: The words in italics are links, embedded to enhance your reading experience. This is a story about a cup of coffee and an experience powerful enough to force an attempt at sharing it with you. This is not a “how to” brew guide or an opinion piece. I am not being paid or […]

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“Cupping” app debuts on iTunes


From the SCAA’s 10th Annual Roaster’s Guild Retreat at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA: Yes. I’ve heard many aspirations from people swearing they were going to create a cupping app and to be honest, it was one of the thoughts that crossed my mind before buying my iPad. The app is simply called, “Cupping.” Plain […]

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