Competitions

He may look serious in this photo, but Charles is a crazy dancing machine.

From the Mind of USBC Finalist Charles Babinski

When the ranking for the 2013 United States Barista Championship had been announced, the finalists looked just exhausted, so we wanted to give them some space to be with their friends and family, and decompress. Since then, I’ve been able to chat with all six of them about what was … Read more →

Unicorn - Liina Nutman

UKBC Finals Breakdown

Our friend, Glenn Watson, is a terrific writer and coffee photographer. He gave me all the lowdown on how the magical London Coffee Festival—where the UKBC as well as Brewers Cup, Cup Tasters, Latte Art, and a host of other comps took place last weekend—went. Check the June/July issue of … Read more →

Sam earned an awesome 4th place at the 2013 USBC.

From the Mind of USBC Finalist Sam Lewontin

When the ranking for the 2013 United States Barista Championship had been announced, the finalists looked just exhausted, so we wanted to give them some space to be with their friends and family, and decompress. Since then, I’ve been able to chat with all six of them about what was … Read more →

Trevor Corlett is always a joy to watch on the competition stage.

From the Mind of USBC Finalist Trevor Corlett

When the ranking for the 2013 United States Barista Championship had been announced, the finalists looked just exhausted, so we wanted to give them some space to be with their friends and family, and decompress. Since then, I’ve been able to chat with all six of them about what was … Read more →

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International Baristas Headed to Milan for DC Campus!

Anyone who has attended an international-level coffee competition knows how stressful they are for the competitors: after months of intense training on their own, these baristas come together to compete. They are focused 100% on their performances, which is kind of a sad thing because it means they don’t have … Read more →

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