So, so tired……
September 5, 2007, 8:15 am
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Well friends, its been awhile since we connected.

Currently, I’m sitting in terminal D of the Miami international airport. I’ve been here since 7:20ET and my next flight departs at 1:30. Since about 8:30 the terminal has been full of sunburned middle aged cocktail sipping revelers. Ugh.

All grumpiness aside, I am so ecstatic to be here. I am about to embark on my first journey to coffee producing origin, headed to Caranavi to kick it with some of the folks responsible for producing Intelligentsia’s Anjilanaka mark, which I used as the primary component of my espresso for the WRBC.

My tasks here are twofold : first, I will be training baristas from local hotels, restaurants and cafes in Santa Cruz for a couple of days. Then, it will be off to Caranavi with my guide Fernando to cup some of the current harvest. I’m excited and oddly nervous for both parts.

On a side note, thanks to all who sent their congratulations on our store opening. Its been overwhelming on many levels but I think early indications are very good.

I will be updating from Bolivia on the Intelli.LA blog, if any of you wish to check in on me.




August 17th
August 14, 2007, 4:28 pm
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So, uh, August 17th is looking more likely now. Keep checking in! Til then……

sneaker sneak

More Project Delays
August 6, 2007, 4:15 pm
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Sorry peeps. Our coffeebar will not be open til August 15th.

Check back for updates!

August 7th
July 21, 2007, 5:08 pm
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Put it in your books. Intelligentsia’s Sunset Junction store will open August 7th barring major catastrophe.

We couldn’t be more excited. Spy shots to follow.

SCAA Update
May 5, 2007, 10:09 pm
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Intelli party kicked ass.

Convention is boring.

New Intelli shirts are rad.

USBC is fun.

I made the semifinals.

Busy busy. More to come.

Why So Long, Glanville?
April 13, 2007, 4:20 pm
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Photo thanks to Tonx

Well I hope most of you viewing my blog are doing so through an RSS reader. I would hate to put the three of you through the trouble of checking back so often when I’m so terrible with the updates.

I recently took my first legitimate stab at competition at the Western Regionals and did alright. Second to the unbeatable and unbelievably good Heather Perry. Not bad.

But am I satisfied with second place? No way. I’m hoping to up the ante for the USBC, working on my techs and trying to perfect the elusive signature drink. Through this whole process the sig has definitely caused the most headaches, and I think the judges weren’t wowed by it in the Western, so more work at the drawing board!

This year should prove to be the toughest ever. Making the finals is going to require a seriously good score, probably in the 700’s with the new format. Are we ready?

Well, I’m excited to see y’all in Long Beach. The coffeebar is coming along but unfortunately won’t be up and running for the show, but there will plenty to keep y’all entertained.

‘Til then, a little wisdom from our friend the Pstam :

“In our life, we always have to make choice for some times”

Right you are sir. Right you are…..

Just So You Know…
January 16, 2007, 5:14 pm
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If you missed the Martha Stewart piece about the New York coffee scene and etching, don’t fret!

Click Here….