Competitions

Online Latte Art Contest

The online magazine Salon is holding a latte art contest. They’re looking for photos of the best pours (though etching is allowed too), with a chance to win some fine Bodum products. Ok, so it’s not the New World Latte Art Championship with a top prize of $2,500, but hey, … Read more →

South Africa Barista Championship

[Sarah Robinson of Bean There contributed the following piece about the 2011 South Africa Barista Championship] South Africa’s representative for the World Barista Championship in Bogota, Colombia was determined in Johannesburg from 13 to 15 March 2011. The country’s top 18 baristas from three regions, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Gauteng, … Read more →

Japanese Latte Art Championship

I’m happy to share some good news from Japan. This competition took place before the incredibly tragic earthquake and tsunami last week, of course. Mr. Ueno from Japan emailed Richard from Espresso Supply these photos, and I’m happy to be able to share them here with our readers. Cheers to … Read more →

Bravo, AnneStine, and More Competitions!

I was excited to read that our friends at The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen, Denmark, had coffee used by not one, not two, but all three of the top three finishers in the Danish Barista Championship this past weekend in Århus. The winner was AnneStine Bae, who came in second … Read more →

WBC 2011 – Colombia Preview

The first installment of our new feature in the magazine “Countdown to Colombia” debuted in the Feb/March issue of Barista Magazine. Countdown will run through the June/July issue and this year’s World Barista Championship in Bogota. As part of the Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia’s (FNC) efforts to promote … Read more →

Coava Sweeps Northwest Barista Comp and Brewers Cup!

The big news from this past awesome weekend in Tacoma, Wash., is that two amazing baristas from the itty-bitty boutique roaster, Coava—based in Portland, Ore.—took top honors in both the Northwest Regional Barista Competition—Mr. Sam Purvis—and the first-ever Regional Brewers Cup—Devin Chapman. Way to go, Coava! It was a pretty … Read more →

Northwest Bound!

Well, yeah, technically I am in the Northwest already. But today I’m leaving Portland, Ore., and heading up to Tacoma, Wash., to attend the Northwest Regional Barista Competition! The Northwest Regional, which is being super generously hosted by Dillanos Coffee Roasters, is taking place in the Tacoma Convention Center today … Read more →

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