Competitions

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WBC Countdown: Barista Champion of Singapore Ryan Tan

RYAN TAN BARISTA CHAMPION OF SINGAPORE @Ryankierantan     Barista Magazine: Before coffee, did you work in a different job or industry, or what did you study in school? Ryan: I obtained my undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance at The University of Melbourne. BMag: How did you get started in coffee? Ryan: About … Read more →

Charlie took sixth place at what was perhaps the most competitive USBC ever—congratulations, Charlie!

From the Mind of USBC Finalist Charlie Habegger

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 →

Nck was an absolute joy to watch, and his efforts culminated in the very respectable rank of fifth place. We hope he'll be back next year!

From the Mind of USBC Finalist Nick Purvis

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 →

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 →

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