After months and months of planning, Italian Barista Champion Francesco Sanapo’s project—the Barista & Farmer Coffee Reality Show—is happening! The 15 Italian barista participants are on the ground at Puerto Rican coffee producer Rebecca Atienza’s gorgeous farm, Hacienda San Pedro. (For all the details about this amazing event, go HERE.) … Read more →
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Italian Barista Champion Francesco Sanapo is a man with a mission—many missions, actually. He’s a true ambassador for specialty coffee around the world, but for the coffee community in his home country especially. Francesco’s latest project is assembling a group of Italian baristas to travel to Puerto Rico along with … Read more →
From Sarah: When I was in Russia a few weeks ago, one of my most dear barista friends, Francesco Sanapo (reigning Italian Barista Champion, and 6th place finisher in the World Barista Championship), told me about an incredible project he has taken on: Barista & Farmer. Essentially, a team of … Read more →
Tony Siera, who judged the first round of the Puerto Rican Barista Championship, had the finals off, so he spent the day photographing the event at Coffee Cast. You can check out his photo set on flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/baristapuertorico/ Also out today is a list of the “20 Most Caffeinated Cities” in … Read more →
The first national barista champion to get his ticket punched for Bogota next year comes from the island of Puerto Rico which held its national championship over the weekend at the first ever Coffee Cast event. But actually, there are three baristas from the island who ended up with tickets to … Read more →
Today marks the start of the first national barista competition on the way toward Colombia next year with the beginning of the Puerto Rican championship at Coffee Cast. It’s also the site of the first competition of the cycle for the Coffee in Good Spirits championship. Yesterday classes started for … Read more →
Less than a month after the conclusion of the World Barista Championship in London, the Puerto Rico Barista Championship is ready and raring to go! The contest, which is celebrating its 7th year, will take place July 16 and 17 as part of CoffeeCast, Puerto Rico’s first coffee convention. Barista … Read more →