Competitions

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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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North Central AeroPress Championship This Sunday!

One of the most popular regional coffee events just happens to be one built completely independently—the North Central AeroPress Championship is back. This Sunday at 3 p.m. in Detroit, Michigan, Anthology Coffee (1401 Vermont Street) will play host to the competition that was crazy exciting in 2013. This regional competition … Read more →

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3 Cheers for Swedish Regional Barista Champ Alexander Ruas!

We would love to publish news of more regional barista competitions happening around the world—it ain’t all about the United States, ya know! So when our old friend—and Barista Magazine contributor—Alexander Ruas won the Eastern Regional Swedish Barista Cup yesterday, I was excited to share the news here on our blog! … Read more →

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Day 2 At the Big Western: Minute By Minute!

Barista Mag Publisher Ken Olson is in Los Angeles today at the Big Western Barista Competition and Brewer’s Cup, and he’s having a blast! Here are photos from his exploits so far…                              

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