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Inaugural Southeast Aeropress Championship a Success!

Competitors from Tennessee and surrounding states gathered in Cleveland, Tenn., on Saturday for the first Southeast Regional AeroPress championship. Spectators and competitors alike enjoyed sampling brews from Bonlife, Velo, Madcap, Thrive Farmers Coffee, and others. Barista Magazine was super stoked to be among the sponsors of this event. Through a … Read more →

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UK Barista Champ Maxwell’s Winning Performance

The talented and wonderful photographer Kate Beard was one of only two allowed to shoot the final round of the UK Barista Championship on Sunday, April 6. She had a keen eye for Maxwell Colonna Dashwood’s performance in particular, perhaps recognizing winning characteristics of Maxwell’s presentation and personality: The co-owner … Read more →

UK Barista Championship Results!

The United Kingdom hosts what is consistently one of the best and most competitive national barista championships in the world, producing champs that go on to do quite well on the international level, and even win, as was the case with James Hoffmann in 2007 and Gwilym Davies in 2009. … Read more →

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Honduras Turns Out A Top-Notch Barista Championship

Article by Heather Farrell Photos courtesy of Unión MicroFinanza Honduras has chosen its representative for this year’s World Barista Championship, and he is taking on the task with enthusiasm. José Luis Herrera Madrid, 26, of Café La Estancia defended his title, winning for a second year the Honduras National Barista … Read more →

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University Catering Organization Hosts On-Campus Barista Competition

How cool is this? The University Caterers Organisation—or, TUCO—in the UK holds its own barista competiton to keep baristas in university coffee jobs excited—that’s so awesome! The second annual Barista Skills Challenge found competitors preparing four espressos, four cappuccinos, and four signature drinks for judges—sound familiar? Sure, it’s the same … Read more →

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All About the U.S. Latte Art Championship!

We’re so excited for the debut of the United State Latte Art Championship, taking place April 24–26 in Seattle at SCAA, which will qualify an American to compete in the World Latte Art Championship, in Melbourne, Australia, May 15–18! There is a lot going on in preparation for this big … Read more →

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Live From Paris!

I’m lucky enough to be in beautiful Paris, France, right now attending the French Coffee Championships. In between watching the talented baristas taking part in the French Barista Championship, Latte Art Championship, Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, Cup Tasters Championship, and—for the first time—Brewers Cup, my international pals and I … Read more →

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