Competitions

The top six baristas in the 2013 World Latte Art Championship, which took place in Nice, France. Maybe there will be a U.S. representative in the finals of the 2014 World Latte Art Championship!

U.S. Competition Dates Just Announced

Exciting things going on in the United States coffee community! • THE BIG WESTERN Baristas in the Western and Northwest regions will compete at the Big Western in Los Angeles, Calif., February 21–23. Details on the exact location to come. Curtis to generously host the event, which will also include … Read more →

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A New Barista Champion of Colombia is Crowned!

The VIII National Barista Championship, held during Expoespeciales in Bogota, Colombia, took place Wednesday through Saturday, bringing an esteemed field of 35 of the nation’s top baristas together to compete for the title of Barista Champion of Colombia. Nicolás Rico, from Amor Perfecto, won using a coffee from La Falda … Read more →

Single Origin Roasters Barista Throwdown[1][1]

Knock-down, Drag-out, Aussie style!

Our friends at Single Origin Roasters are hosting a totally cool Barista Throwdown with La Marzocco on November 8 in Sydney, Australia. Seriously, I wanna buy a plane ticket. We’ll be there in spirit however, with a prize for the winner, though a one-year subscription to Barista Mag might pale in … Read more →

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International Coffee Week Comes to Belo Horizonte, Brazil!

Big, huge, enormous, mammoth, and even more gargantuan modifiers apply to the upcoming International Coffee Week which runs from September 9-12 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The event will host not only a sprawling trade show floor which last year had some 6,500 visitors from 18 countries, but many other activities … Read more →

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