Competitions

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 →

North Central Regional Barista Competition date and location announced!

Hollerin’ at YOU North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan! Yep, all nine states of you! The dates have been announced for the North Central Regional Barista Competition! Your regional—in its new format as bigger and better than ever—will take place at Coffee Fest Chicago, … Read more →

Great Latte Art Competition Video!

So everyone in the coffee industry is pretty used to mainstream media over simplifying the coffee story—so I was pretty stoked to see this video from Evening Magazine today. David from Coffee Fest forwarded it to me. It’s great! Well, once you get past the chipper opening… Alex Negranza, Andrew … Read more →

Next Stop Colombia!

Two new champions just joined the ranks of those baristas traveling next June to Bogota with the finals of the First Annual Mexican Latte Art Championship and the Ninth Annual Mexican Barista Championship. The morning began with the six finalists in the latte art competition pouring their best work for … Read more →

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