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Barista Meet and Greet

A staple of any WBC is the barista meet and greet party, so last night after the day wrapped up at the competition space, we boarded buses and headed across town. So sure, it wasn’t exactly a quick trip through Bogota rush hour traffic, but after an hour and a … Read more →

Barista introductions underway

The WBC is really underway today with judges’ calibration already happening in a room upstairs from the competition area, and all of the national champions are now here, and the official introductions have begun. This is an amazing competition space. It’s the largest we’ve ever seen, with three competition stations … Read more →

WBC Coffee Tour Day 2

So last night we were treated to a performance at the Juan Valdez theme park of its interpretive dance history of coffee. Then the FNC and The coffee council of Quindio hosted a dinner in the park. Though many of us were looking forward to a ride on La Broca … Read more →

WBC coffee tour

Sorry for the brevity of the prior post. Things move pretty fast around here. We split into two groups at the Bogota airport, and one group header to Perria, and the other, my group, jetted off to Armenia. It’s a short flight (35 minutes) or a long drive between the … Read more →

WBC week underway

Well it’s about five forty-five here in bogota and we’re at the airport ready to begin a truly unique experience for the WBC. Numerous barista champions and a few lucky guests, like myself, are taking off for a two-day coffee tour. The group of some 140 people are heading out. … Read more →

U.S. Brewers Cup Results!

6th place: Ben Kaminsky, Ritual 5th place: Jared Gum, Olympia Coffee 4th place: Stacey Wieck, MadCap 3rd place: Erin McCarthy, Gimme! 2nd place: Michael Cannin, Independent 1st place: Andy Sprenger, Caffe Pronto

Pete Licata wins the USBC!!!

6th place: Kevin Bohlin, Ritual, San Francisco 5th place: Lorenzo Perkins, Caffe Medici, Austin, Texas 4th place: Trevor Corlett, MadCap, Grand Rapids, Michigan 3rd place: Ryan Knapp, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2nd place: Nik Krankl, Gelato Bar & Espresso Cafe, Los Angeles 1st place: Pete Licata, Honolulu Coffee Co., … Read more →

USBC Finalists!!!!

Nik Krankl, Gelato Bar & Espresso Cafe, Los Angeles Ryan Knapp, MadCap, Grand Rapids, Michigan Kevin Bohlin, Ritual, San Francisco Lorenzo Perkins, Caffe Medici, Austin, Texas Trevor Corlett, MadCap, Grand Rapids Pete Licata, Honolulu Coffee Co, Hawaii

Do Your Part: Vote!

This is a special message to all Barista Guild of America members from BGA Chair Scott Lucey: Hey BGA members, don’t forget it’s election time! There’s only two days left to cast your vote for who will fill open spots on the Barista Guild leadership council.  If you haven’t done … Read more →

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