Everything Old is New Again?

So I just tweeted yet another news story about the “newly” discovered health benefits of coffee. This one is from the Seattle Times and is a report declaring that drinking coffee will help you live longer. You can read the story here. This comes on the heels of numerous other … Read more →

Barista Nation Tokyo!

I’m getting ready for a trip to Tokyo next week to join the Barista Nation team at the first ever Barista Nation Tokyo event! I almost said it was the first international Barista Nation, but that’s not quite right: Barista Nation had a great session in Vancouver, B.C., a few … Read more →

Katie Carguilo Rocks our World

Thank you to the many thousands of coffee friends who joined us in our very own Portland, Oregon, for the annual Specialty Coffee Association of America Conference and Expo this past week. We loved having you here! We want to send a super jumbo sized congratulations out to this adorable … Read more →

Monkey Mocha Fantastique Premiere!

On April 14th, in Louisville, Kentucky, Sunergos Coffee will hosting the premiere of Monkey Mocha Fantastique, a latte art competition, and coffee sampling. Seriously, if Barista Nation Portland, and the Specialty Coffee Association of America/US Barista Championship show weren’t happening next week, we would so be there. But if you’re … Read more →

News from (the) Heart!

We’ve been enjoying some beautiful sunshine here in Portland, Oregon, the past few days, and lucky for us, it was bright and gorgeous this morning when Ken and I headed to Heart Coffee Roasters on East Burnside to meet with our art director, Jessica, about the June/July 2012 issue. Jessica … Read more →

Hey Ladies…

We’ve got three amazing women on the cover of the new issue of Barista Magazine, and I want to tell you why we did it. I spent a lot of time talking to Anna, Sarah and Laila about issues facing women in the coffee industry—the conclusions they came to were … Read more →

Barista Nation Mania!

It’s no secret that we here at Barista Magazine are big fans of Barista Nation, the one-day workshop events that are organized for baristas and cafe owners as forums for learning and sharing, and celebrating everything about coffee. In fact, when the organizer of Barista Nation—our old and dear friend … Read more →

Friday Competition Round Up

The Big Central Regional Barista Competition and US Brewers Cup is underway in Chicago today. The event is a combination of the North Central and South Central Regional Barista Competitions. Each region has its own competitors and will  have separate finalists and winners, but they’re both held together in a … Read more →

Want to be a Roaster (for a day)?

Happy Cup, a new roastery here in Portland, is running a contest this month for those who are interested in learning what it takes to be a roaster. First you should know that Happy Cup is a different kind of coffee roastery. It employs individuals with disabilities to assit in … Read more →

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