Sorry for a few days without updates, it’s been busy and I’ve had limited access to my computer the last couple days. We were lucky enough to be featured in a nice review by Maeve Haldane of the Montreal Gazette, and suddenly we were exposed and introduced to many new friends. The tasting today was a huge success and by tomorrow I’ll have news on another coffee tasting for next Sunday. We tasted 49th Parallel’s El Salvador Miralvalle brewed six different ways.
I honestly have nothing interesting to write tonight, I’m tired and my brain is functioning at half speed. Tonight’s a night for a movie and maybe a glass of wine, tomorrow’s a better day for coffee discussion. So until then, my final note of the weekend is one of congratulations to a barista I’ve never met; Alex Pond is the 2009 winner of the Northwest Regional Barista Championship, the first of the regionals to determine who will represent the US in Atlanta this Spring. Congratulations, though I’ve never met you I imagine it feels the same to have all the hard work and practice pay off. Good night!