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Monthly Archives: April 2009

World Barista Championships competitors arrive in Atlanta

Baristas from 50+ countries have been competing in Atlanta this week for the World Barista Championships and the finals are set for Sunday at the Georgia World Congress Center. I checked out the final day of round one today as well as the accompanying SCAA trade show next door. Nicaragua is the featured country this […]

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Dogwood & the James Beard House

Dogwood Restaurant will be closed for the next few days, but for a good reason. They’ve been invited to prepare a dinner at the James Beard House in New York City on Saturday. Chef Shane Touhy and staff previewed the menu in Atlanta this week accompanied with wines from Swanson Vineyards. Dogwood was one of […]

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The World Barista Championship comes to the ATL

Next week baristas from 52 countries will descend on Atlanta for the World Barista Championship, just one of the events happening at the mammoth SCAA coffee expo. The event started in Monte Carlo and 2000 and it’s only the second time it’s been held in the US. Atlanta also hosted the Southeast Barista Championship a […]

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New York City and Beard Papa’s

Speaking with my friend Gene this weekend reminded me that I had a ton of photos from my trip a few months ago to New York City that I hadn’t yet processed or put into the blog. I’d love to say that I was dining at Le Cirque and Le Bernardin every night, but unfortunately […]

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ParkGrounds has been around for a couple of years and didn’t find it until about a year ago, nestled in a residential neighborhood near Little 5 Points. It had your standard coffee offerings and free wi-fi, but a couple of quirks like a cereal bar and an expansive dog park attached to the cafe. I […]

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