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Barista Magazine is the leading trade magazine in the world for the professional coffee community.

Can You Make a $1500 Mocha?

I was at Water Avenue Coffee in Southeast Portland yesterday for a photo shoot, when who should I run into but Ginger Gerhart of Ghirardelli Chocolate! Ginger told me about a really cool contest that her company is currently hosting called the Ghirardelli Mocha Challenge, in which coffee professionals can … Read more →

[UPDATED] Camp Pull-A-Shot Videos 7-11!

Here are videos six through ten 11! from baristas who would like your vote to send them to Camp Pull-A-Shot. Send your vote to camp [at] baristamagazine.com 7. Alex Negranza from Bellevue, Washington http://yfrog.com/5lu5ez (Please click on above link -not image – to watch video) 8. Cameron Peterson from Springfield, Missouri. Cameron Peterson’s … Read more →

Camp Pull-A-Shot Videos 4-6

Here are videos four through six from baristas who would like your vote to send them to Camp Pull-A-Shot. Send your vote to camp [at] baristamagazine.com 4. Brian Boyd Lightfoot from Redlands, California. Brian Boyd Lightfoot’s Camp Pull-A-Shot Video (Please click on above link -not image – to watch video) … Read more →

Camp Pull-A-Shot Videos 1-3

Here are the first three (of 11) videos from baristas presented in alphabetical order who want your vote to attend the BGA’s Camp Pull-A-Shot. Check ‘em out and send your vote to camp [at] baristamagazine.com. 1. Sanford (Sandy) C Bledsoe III from Ann Arbor, Michigan. 2. Sam Brown from Milwaukee, … Read more →

Rwanda CoE!

The second Rwanda Cup of Excellence competition brought 26 international cuppers to the small town of Rwamagana to judge the final phase of the world’s most stringent coffee competition.  Cupping at the new Kayonza quality lab, the international jury, hailing from 14 countries, scored 22 lots high enough to win … Read more →

WBC Finalist #2: Soren Stiller Markussen of Denmark

Soren lives for barista competitions—he practiced for this moment for the last two years, ever since being bitterly disappointed by coming in 6th at the WBC in Copenhagen in 2008. And he’s done great work: his performance is intricate and detailed, beautiful and nuanced. Up next: Scottie from Australia.

Your 12 WBC Semifinalists

Back, from left to right: Stefans Domatiotis, Greece; Colin Harmon, Ireland; Ana Lucia Lardizabel de Hawit, Honduras; Raul Rodas, Guatemala; Soren Stiller Markussen, Denmark; Fabrizio Sencion, Mexico; Yara Castanho, Brazil; Scottie Callaghan, Australia; Mike Phillips, United States; Alejandro Mendez,  El Salvador; Thomas Schweiger, Germany; and Kyle Straw, Canada. Semifinal round … Read more →

2nd Term Barista Champs

Maybe I’m just getting way too excited about the coming World Barista Championship in June in London, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this year’s roster of champs. I think it’s pretty cool that there are a handful of baristas who were so determined to get another … Read more →

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