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Todd Burbo

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Behind Enemy Lines

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2011 | 2:42 PM

"Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people." - David Sarnoff, founder, NBC.

It appears the honeymoon is over.

Not long ago, America's specialty coffee roasters were as much friends as competitors. They shared knowledge and even coffee lots, helping each other to improve...

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Intelligentsia Wins National Title, then Throws it Back

(13) Comments | Posted April 19, 2010 | 1:52 PM

It's official: Intelligentsia coffee still employs the best barista in the United States.

The US Barista Championships (USBC) ended today, and with three of the six finalists hailing from Intelligentsia, the Chicago-based roaster's odds of winning were always decent. At the end of the day it was...

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