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

Video from Brazil Trip with Cafe Imports

I wasn’t the only “media” along for the ride on the amazing Cafe Imports trip to Brazil earlier this month. Jake Szymanski also joined us, to shoot footage of the trip for a series of videos to appear on Cafe Imports’ website. And the first of those videos is now … Read more →

Brazil: That’s a Wrap

I write this from the comfort of my own desk back in Portland, Ore., in Barista Magazine’s office. I’m still so tired from our amazing, 10-day trip through Brazil—graciously gifted to all the Regional, U.S. and World Barista Champions by Cafe Imports—that I’m misspelling ‘Barista’ about every other time I … Read more →

Intelligentsia is Proud Proud Proud!

By Stephen Vick Last Sunday, June 26, about 16 Intelligentsia employees (and a few friends) marched in the 42nd Annual Chicago Pride Parade, serving roughly 15 gallons of cold-brewed coffee to a lucky handful of the 750,000 people who were in attendance.  Weather forecasts had been warning of very mild … Read more →

Your 2011 World Barista Champion!!!!

The first WBC held in a producing country was history making in more ways than one. For the first time the WBC has produced a champion from a coffee producing country! It may have been El Salvador’s first trip to the finals, but Alejandro Mendez didn’t show an ounce of … Read more →

2011 WBC Finalist Número Seis

The final competitor of the 2011 WBC just wrapped up his performance. Pete Licata, US barista champion, delivered another stellar routine, in which he features and explains in depth the process he went through to find, process, blend and roast all of the coffees in his routine. Pete is based … Read more →

2011 WBC Finalist Número Cinco

The fifth finalist of the day, the UK’s John Gordon just wrapped up his performance. While yesterday he went over time by just a second today he finished with time to spare. The theme of his performance was exploring varietals, and to that end, he used two varietials from the … Read more →

2011 WBC Finalist Número Quatro

Alejandro Mendez, the fourth competitor of the day, set the crowd on fire with his performance. As the first barista from El Salvador to make the finals, the Colombian audience obviously felt a sense of solidarity with their fellow coffee producing countryman. Alejandro worked with Stephen Leighton of Has Bean … Read more →

2011 WBC Finalist Número Tres

The third barista competitor of the day, Matt Perger, the Australian champion just finished his routine. He featured a coffee from a farm in Tanzania called clouds. The judges’ table had a topographic map carved in wood of the farm, and Matt used it to show where on the farm … Read more →

2011 WBC Finalist Número Dos

Miki Suzuki, barista champion of Japan, was our second competitor of the day, and as always she was unflappable. Though her microphone cut out from time to time, she didn’t miss a beat and the judges followed right along with her espresso-based exploration of acids. Building from her espressos to … Read more →

2011 WBC Finalist Número Uno

The 2011 WBC Finals are officially underway. The first competitor of the day, Spain’s Javier Garcia. Javier, a natural showman, used his music, attitude and boisterous supporters to really get the championship round off to a terrific start. 2011 marks the first year that a Spanish competitor has reached the … Read more →

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