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New Executive BGA Councilmembers Announced!

The votes are in! The new councilmembers for the Barista Guild of America are: Alex Littlejohn, Verve Coffee Roasters Miguel Vicuna, Metropolis Coffee Lohi Laila Ghambari, Caffe Ladro Cole McBride, Visions Espresso Congratulations, guys!

Camp Coffee

From the looks of the Barista Guild of America’s Facebook photo album, all is well at the first ever East Coast Barista Guild of America Camp Pull-A-Shot. Well, except that someone gave these two clowns weapons… But anyway, we’re so stoked! Not like it’s a big surprise that Camp would … Read more →

Remembering Camp Pull-A-Shot

The Barista Guild of America (BGA) has hardly taken a breather since the success that was Camp Pull-A-Shot, the BGA’s retreat that had its second annual event in October in Santa Barbara, California. As a matter of fact, their retreat for professional baristas—which combines a heavy dose of education with … Read more →

Wednesday at Camp

The sun is out and camp is off to a busy start. Classes actually started at 7 this morning because we have so many campers here who are trying to reach their BGA certifications and they need to complete a number of required classes. Also at 7 was the inaugural … Read more →

Welcome to Camp Pull-A-Shot!

The sky is a little overcast here and the temperatures are a little cool, but it’s dry today at El Capitan Canyon just north of Santa Barbara, Calif., home of the Barista Guild of America’s Camp Pull-A-Shot as the first full day gets underway. Last night everyone arrived, and we … Read more →

Do Your Part: Vote!

This is a special message to all Barista Guild of America members from BGA Chair Scott Lucey: Hey BGA members, don’t forget it’s election time! There’s only two days left to cast your vote for who will fill open spots on the Barista Guild leadership council.  If you haven’t done … Read more →

Good Morning, Campers!

Well, there should be photos and blog posts from the event on the ground in Galina, Calif., but Sarah is having a hard time getting a working internet feed. That said, she wanted me to make sure to let everyone know that Camp Pull-A-Shot is underway and it’s a blast! … Read more →

Send a Barista to Camp!

Welcome to the first Camp Pull-A-Shot video contest! For a few weeks now, we have been accepting submissions of short videos by baristas from anywhere in the U.S. The subject matter? Why these baristas think they deserve a chance to attend Camp Pull-A-Shot. Marcus Boni of the SCAA and us … Read more →

[UPDATED] Camp Pull-A-Shot Videos 7-11!

Here are videos six through ten 11! from baristas who would like your vote to send them to Camp Pull-A-Shot. Send your vote to camp [at] baristamagazine.com 7. Alex Negranza from Bellevue, Washington http://yfrog.com/5lu5ez (Please click on above link -not image – to watch video) 8. Cameron Peterson from Springfield, Missouri. Cameron Peterson’s … Read more →

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