BMag Back Atcha – Week of October 21–October 27, 2013

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It was another busy week in the coffee world, folks. In case you missed any of the news we report each and every day right here on Barista Magazine’s blog, here are quick links for you to catch up on all the latest and greatest. So how about you take a load off, curl up on the couch with a great cup of coffee and your laptop, and settle in for a game of coffee news catch-up.

On Monday, Ken wrote about a fascinating story about the Briggo, an automated espresso machine, which argues for mechanization instead of the human hands of a barista when it comes to coffee preparation.The Barista As John Henry

We also covered the Colombian Barista Championship with some terrific photos from the FNC, on Monday.
A New Barista Champion of Colombia is Crowned

We’re counting down the days until Barista Nation Kansas City, which takes place November 4 (Sarah from Barista Mag will be speaking). To celebrate, we shared a great short video made about the recent Barista Nation Los Angeles on our blog on Tuesday.
Barista Nation: New L.A. Video, KC Two Weeks Away!

As many of you know, Wednesday means Humpday Giveaway here on Barista Magazine’s blog, and this week we had a fun trivia question ready for our participants, who lined up for the chance to win a sweet prize.
Let’s Play Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway #35 (October 23 Edition)

Also on Wednesday, we broke the news of the next destination for Cafe Imports’ fabulous barista origin trip! The winners of this year’s regionals, plus the 2014 USBC Champ and the 2014 WBC Champ, will travel with Cafe Imports on this trip of a lifetime.
Cafe Imports Barista Origin Trip 2014 Destination Announced!

On Thursday, we picked the two winners of this week’s Humpday Giveaway!
BMag’s Humpday Giveaway Winner! #35 (October 23 Edition)

Also on Thursday, we announced the official schedule of events for this weekend’s Big Central Regional, taking place in Minneapolis.
Official Schedule for the Big Central Regional Barista Comp and Brewers Cup

On Friday, we announced the dates for the Big Western and the Big Eastern Barista Comps and Brewers Cups. We also announced the details about the first-ever U.S. Latte Art Championship.
U.S. Competition Dates Just Announced

On Saturday, we previewed the amazing baristas-at-origin trip taking place in Puerto Rico next week.
Baristas (and Barista Magazine) Head to Puerto Rico to Work on a Coffee Farm

Also on Saturday, we shared breaking photos from the Big Central in a special blog post.
On the Ground at the Big Central

And that, folks, brings us to today, Sunday, when we will shortly be announcing the winners of the South Central Barista Comp and Brewers Cup, and the North Central Barista Comp in Brewers Cup, so stay tuned!

Keep coming back to Barista Magazine’s blog every single day of the year for all the latest news of our wonderful coffee and barista world.

 

 

 

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