Written By Yirgy the Border Collie - September 08 2015
Please join us this Thursday to welcome our producer partners visiting from Costa Rica! We will have snacks, a tasting of Sweetland Orchard's cascara hard cider, and a presentation about the farms and micromills in Costa Rica.
We're at the "big central" regional barista competition in Kansas City. Last night we ate a giant amount of BBQ and it was ridiculous. We're really proud of everyone who competed from Dogwood or used Dogwood coffee. Also, more people need to learn what a "dance party" is and just dance. It's fun!
A month or so ago, a few of us trekked it down to Chicago for “coffeefest” one of the few trade-shows in our industry. It was a pretty exciting weekend, we had baristas competing in all three competitions. Keith competed in the latte art competition, Maria competed in the North Central Regional Barista Competition (our first ever competitor!) and Christopher did the Brewer’s cup and placed 2nd! Overall, it was pretty exciting. We are so proud of everyone who competed, and all the hard work they put in everyday back in Minneapolis...