Competitions

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 →

Next Up ¡Finals!

Twenty-six competitors have competed over the last two days here in Mexico City for the Ninth Annual Mexican Barista Championship. And as with any competition, there have been amazing performances, heartbreaking mistakes and a reaffirming show of community between the competitors. The six finalists in order of their performance tomorrow are: Erika … Read more →

Mexican Barista Championships Underway

The MBC and the Mexican Latte Art Championship (with berths on the line for the World Championships in Colombia in 2011) are underway today, and the Mexican Coffee Expo trade show floor opens up today too. First up this morning were the first six competitors in the Latte Art Championship. … Read more →

Barista Comp Stuff

Just heard from Marcus Boni about a few things concerning the 2011 Regional Barista Competitions schedule and new costs. Most important thing to note is that NO regionals will take place until 2011 — there’s been a rumor that the Northwest Regional Barista Competition will be taking place at Coffee … Read more →

More Pics from Puerto Rico and Other Stuff

Tony Siera, who judged the first round of the Puerto Rican Barista Championship, had the finals off, so he spent the day photographing the event at Coffee Cast. You can check out his photo set on flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/baristapuertorico/ Also out today is a list of the “20 Most Caffeinated  Cities” in … Read more →

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