Tonight in Seattle: TNT!

If you’re headed to Seattle for the Northwest Regional Barista Competition & Brewers Cup event Friday through Sunday, just get in your car now and come a day early: you don’t want to miss what will be a most epic Thursday Night Throwdown (TNT) hosted by La Marzocco! The shizz … Read more →

Rust Wreaks Havoc

The science journal, Nature, takes a look at the explosion of coffee rust, or roya, in Central America. The longterm damage will be devastating. From the story: The latest outbreak may halve the 2013–14 harvest in the worst affected areas of the nation. This outbreak is “the worst we’ve seen … Read more →

I’m In Linea-Love with You

When Whitney Cornell of La Marzocco first told me about the Linea Love concept that the company was launching to promote the next generation Linea, which will debut at the SCAA show in Boston on April 12, I got all weepy. (Official blog post from La Marzocco HERE) I’ve had … Read more →

Northwest Regional Barista Comp & Brewers Cup OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

Hey homies! Can you believe the Northwest Regional Barista Competition is this weekend? Holy tamales! We’re so excited. Our intrepid field reporter Michelle Foster has been sending us chronicles from previous regionals, the Southeast and Big Central, and Sarah will be in Seattle for the Northwest Regional, and Ken heads … Read more →

Latte art tête-à-tête in New York!

Coffee Fest’s Latte Art Competitions are some of the most fun games around—they’re pretty friendly, low stress, and the prize money is BIG TIME! Check out the bracket below to see who will be playing for the grand prize of $2000 at Coffee Fest New York, March 8–10!

Big Central Barista Comp and Brewers Cup Winners!

Michelle Foster, who is a regular contributor to Barista Magazine, was at the Big Central Regional Barista Competition this weekend in Kansas City. Besides writing about the event for the April/May issue of our magazine, Michelle sent some photos of the finishers along to share. So here I am, sharing. … Read more →

Big Central Barista Competition Finalists!

The Big Central is Big Time exciting! With two regionals for the price of one (South Central and North Central) the audience gathered at the event hosted by PT’s Coffee and Kaldi’s Coffee will get to watch not 6 finalists, but 12 finalists from all around this great region, er, … Read more →

The Colin Harmon Interview Uncut

As we put the finishing touches on the February/March 2013 issue of Barista Magazine, I find I’m not ready to say goodbye to December/January 2013 issue cover-boy Colin Harmon just yet. We received quite a few letters from our readers that were laden with thanks for giving this Irish barista … Read more →

Barista Nation San Francisco, next month!

Doesn’t that sound nice? It certainly does to anyone trapped in the snow or cold rain of other parts of the country, as the San Francisco Bay Area is famous for its temperate winter weather. But for the coffee crowd, San Francisco shines for a whole host of reasons. Not … Read more →

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