People in Coffee

The art of loving a barista.
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How to Live With a Barista: A Users Manual

Editor’s note: One of the nicest and most unexpected things that happened to me during the SCAA show in Boston was when I met Allyssa Snow Taves, who is the wife of barista competitor and long-time coffee geek Josh Taves. Allyssa is bright and enthusiastic, and she was thrilled to … Read more →

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A Fond (and Boozy) Farewell to the Amazing Katie Gilmer

Katie Gilmer has been a part of the specialty coffee industry for more than eight years, and through her work with Sustainable Harvest in Portland, Ore. she has touched the lives of coffee farmers from Tanzania to Peru to Colombia with her efforts to help provide them with the education … Read more →

"All of the Coffee Trees we have had were already started – this will be the first time we will be able to start them from seed," says Verner Earls of his Kona coffee tree, which has not only survived but thrived in his Saint Louis, Missouri, dining room.

Finca Verner, Saint Louis, Missouri

Verner Earls of Chauvin Coffee Co., in Saint Louis, Missouri, has been a friend to and supporter of Barista Magazine for, well, for as long as I can remember him. Our paths tend to cross only once a year, at the SCAA show, but we stay in contact on email … Read more →

Upcoming Regional Barista Competitions!

We’re still waiting to hear what the plan is for our barista friends in the Northeast region, who had their regional postponed due to the terrible Hurricane Sandy event in early November. But the Specialty Coffee Association of America is working hard to secure a new date and location. Meanwhile, … Read more →

Memories of Moscow

I can’t believe it’s almost time for me to head back to Portland, Ore. — my flight leaves on Thursday morning, and by air travel magic, I return to Portland a few hours later on Thursday evening. I have been here in Moscow only 4 days. but it feels like … Read more →

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