Events

USBC Semifinals Round Schedule, Saturday

1. Charles Babinski, G&B, Los Angeles—10:17 a.m. 2. Lem Butler, CountCulture Coffee, Raleigh, N.C.—10:36 p.m. 3. Josh Taves, Dogwood Coffee, Minneapolis—10:55 a.m. 4. Michael Harwood, Independent, Carrboro, N.C.—11:14 a.m. 5. Charlie Habegger, Intelligentsia, Chicago—11:33 a.m. 6. Travis Beckett, Peregrine, Washington, D.C.—11:52 a.m. 7. Katie Carguilo, Counter Culture, Brooklyn—12:11 p.m. 8. … Read more →

US Brewers Cup FINALS Schedule, Saturday

Here is the official schedule for the U.S. Brewers Cup Finals tomorrow! 1. Phillip Ma, Ma’Velous, San Francisco—12 p.m. 2. Erin McCarthy, Counter Culture Coffee, Brooklyn—12:30 p.m. 3. Dean Kallivrousis, Parisi Coffee, Kansas City—1 p.m. 4. Zach Neuman, Cafe Helios, Raleigh, N.C.—1:30 p.m. 5. Brandon Paul Weaver, Slate Coffee, Seattle—2 … Read more →

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VST Giveaway at BMag Booth this weekend!

Our pal Vince Fedele of VST and MoJo To Go is being awfully generous this weekend. He’s given us some amazing coffee tools to give away to you as prizes for an impromptu contest here at SCAA! If you stop by the Barista Magazine booth  #797 today or Saturday at … Read more →

DChap with his Sunshine Dairy Milk backstage in the competitors' area.

Thursday at SCAA: The Photos

What an amazing day Thursday was here in Boston at the SCAA show, with the start of myriad barista competitions, exhibitors building their booths, and general merriment as coffee friends from all over the world were reunited. Here are photos from some of our favorite moments of the day.

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What’s the Haps, Friday? THE GUIDE

Happy Friday, everyone! Hmm. It feels weird saying that, because usually ‘happy Friday’ refers to that OMG-it’s-almost-the-weekend feeling. But here at the SCAA show in Boston, every day of the four-day event makes us feel giddy! There’s so much to do! Competitions to watch! Exhibitors to visit! Parties to crash! … Read more →

Thanks, Espresso Parts and Voltage Coffee, for throwing this awesome party!

Hi there, Thursday! THE GUIDE

Hooray, hooray, this day is finally here! And by this day, I mean the first day of all the barista- and cafe-owner-centric events at the SCAA show here in Boston! Here are our picks for the things to do to make the most of your day. 9 a.m. to 4:30 … Read more →

From left: Tone Liavaag, Heather Perry, and Sonja Grant. This photo was taken in Japan at the 2007 WBC. Heather gave Tone and Sonja gifts of the first cups she ever used in a barista competition as a thank you for all they had taught her.

The Very First Article About Barista Competitions

I wasn’t going to get emotional about this, but when Barista Magazine Publisher Kenneth Olson and I walked off the plane at Logan Airport in Boston, I was suddenly overcome with memories. He encouraged me to write what follows. These things happened here 10 years ago:• I attended my very … Read more →

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Ultimate Boston Cafe Crawl!

So you’re headed to Boston for the SCAA show this week, but you haven’t a clue where to get a good cup of coffee? Have we got the solution for you! Jason Burton—who in case you didn’t know, is one of the most wonderful guys in the coffee industry—started the … Read more →

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Barista Nation Pop-Up Cafe at SCAA in Boston!

Barista Nation—the traveling events based on free education from industry leaders, and coffee community building—is landing in Boston this week at the SCAA show, and you’re invited! Founder and coordinator Anastasia Chovan reimagined the Barista Nation model to specifically fit within the context of the big SCAA show: this Barista … Read more →

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