SCAA Portland

Wow, we can hardly believe SCAA is almost here! Here are the details:

WHO/WHAT:

Specialty Coffee Association of America Exposition, La Marzocco exhibiting

WHEN:

4/20: 11-5:30pm

4/21: 11-5:30pm

4/22: 11-4pm

WHERE:

Booth #3101: Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE ML King Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

WHY:

Because we all like the opportunity to talk, taste, brew and compete with coffee!
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Urban Coffee Lounge Rocks Coffee Fest

Congrats to Urban Coffee Lounge‘s Andrew and Laila on winning NWRBC 2nd and 3rd place, respectively! Andrew also won 1st place in Millrock’s Latte Art Competition.

Laila preparing drinks on a La Marzocco GB/5 at Urban Coffee Lounge. She came in 3rd place at NWRBC.
Burning through their Hairbender espresso from Stumptown.
Concrete fireplace. Now that’s urban.

Good Bye, Jacob!

In the saddest post on this blog to date, we are sorry to announce that Jacob Ellul-Blake is no longer with La Marzocco. For the past 4 years, Jacob has been LM’s North American R&D and end user liaison, effectively translating real world feedback into practical product development. Chances are that you may have worked with him on upgrading your machine or hung out with him at various barista competitions/jams.

You may have also seen Jacob gracing the front cover of Barista Magazine, the issue that was passed out at this year’s SCAA. Jacob’s recent project was working with industry leading baristi and LM Italy on the new, full pressure profile espresso machine prototype (as shown in the banner above this blog), which is due out sometime in 2010.

Jacob gracing the front cover of Barista Magazine

If you’re lucky enough to know Jacob personally and still have his cell phone number, you might be able to bug him about PID questions. For everybody else, LM Tech Support is here to help.

We wish Jacob all the best in this and all his future endeavors!

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