Thank you to everyone who entered the first Barista Magazine Humpday Giveaway contest! The correct answer for the winner of the 2008 Northeast Regional Barista Competition was: Amber Sather! Everyone who responded either here, on Twitter, or on Facebook with the correct answer got their name put in the drawing, … Read more →
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Tell me this: what’s better than a game of trivia? How about a game of coffee trivia? We knew you would agree. So we devised a new online contest to take place most every Wednesday right here on Barista Magazine’s blog! We call it HUMPDAY GIVEAWAY! It works like this: … Read more →
Coffee Fest’s Latte Art Competitions are some of the most fun games around—they’re pretty friendly, low stress, and the prize money is BIG TIME! Check out the bracket below to see who will be playing for the grand prize of $2000 at Coffee Fest New York, March 8–10!
The Big Central is Big Time exciting! With two regionals for the price of one (South Central and North Central) the audience gathered at the event hosted by PT’s Coffee and Kaldi’s Coffee will get to watch not 6 finalists, but 12 finalists from all around this great region, er, … Read more →
The European Coffee Symposium took place November 20-22 in Amsterdam. The event—a sort of TED Talks for the European coffee market—is organized by Allegra Strategies and annually welcomes around 500 leaders from the specialty coffee industry to gather for in depth discussions of trends, finances and innovation involving the coffee … Read more →
I’m beyond excited to be heading to France next week with Anastasia Chovan of Unic to participate in the Barista Nation Paris event! Barista Nation, which debuted in May 2011, is a one-day educational and community-building event that brings together baristas from different cities and regions to learn together, share … Read more →
One of the most exciting aspects of Ken’s and my jobs as owners/editors/writers/lightbulb-changers/garbage-taker-outers/and-everything-in-between at Barista Magazine is discussing candidates for the cover of future issues. It’s also one of the most time consuming, as well as frustrating, because we publish six issues per year, and one of them automatically goes … Read more →
Dear Canadian Subscribers, Due to an error at our printer’s with their labeling system, a number of copies of the August + September 2012 issue of Barista Magazine destined for our great subscribers in Canada have been rerouted by the postal system and are ending up back at Barista Magazine … Read more →
Just hours ago, I arrived from the United States to Moscow—my second trip to this amazing, beautiful and totally wild city. I’m here almost one year exactly from when I first visited, and for the same reason. Only, in the true style of Russia, everything is bigger, grander, and even … Read more →
Check out the sizzling hot roster of latte artists set to take over the sky bridge of the Washington State Convention Center during Coffee Fest Seattle, September 21-23!