Barista Nation Texas, y’all! November 5

On the heels of Barista Nation’s super successful European debut in Paris a few weeks ago, comes Barista Nation Texas—yeehaw! Barista Nation founder and head-hot-mama Anastasia Chovan says that registration was buzzing as soon as the announcement of the event was made, but there is still room for baristas far … Read more →

Posts worth Reading

Twitter is a lot of fun, and a great way to share a lot of information. But that is also a downside. As the flow of information keeps rolling uninterrupted, it’s easy for worthwhile reading to slip through the cracks. So I wanted to post a couple of links here … Read more →

Barista Nation Paris Is 12 Days Away!

I’m beyond excited to be heading to France next week with Anastasia Chovan of Unic to participate in the Barista Nation Paris event! Barista Nation, which debuted in May 2011, is a one-day educational and community-building event that brings together baristas from different cities and regions to learn together, share … Read more →

Why Marcus?

One of the most exciting aspects of Ken’s and my jobs as owners/editors/writers/lightbulb-changers/garbage-taker-outers/and-everything-in-between at Barista Magazine is discussing candidates for the cover of future issues. It’s also one of the most time consuming, as well as frustrating, because we publish six issues per year, and one of them automatically goes … Read more →

Meet the Makers

Some years ago, Stumptown Coffee Roasters here in Portland, Ore. (heard of them?) launched a series of events called “Meet the Producers.” The events brought coffee famers up to Portland to meet consumers at Stumptown’s cafés. It was a chance for people to really get to know and put a … Read more →

A Note to Our Canadian Subscribers

Dear Canadian Subscribers, Due to an error at our printer’s with their labeling system, a number of copies of the August + September 2012 issue of Barista Magazine destined for our great subscribers in Canada have been rerouted by the postal system and are ending up back at Barista Magazine … Read more →

Memories of Moscow

I can’t believe it’s almost time for me to head back to Portland, Ore. — my flight leaves on Thursday morning, and by air travel magic, I return to Portland a few hours later on Thursday evening. I have been here in Moscow only 4 days. but it feels like … Read more →

Coffee Mania Moscow!

Day two (for me anyway—I’m here in Moscow for the last half of team one’s adventure, and the beginning half of team two’s), anyway, so day two began with sunshine! These Latin baristas—Raul, Daniel,, Alejandro, I’m talking to you—as well as the Italian—were having some trouble with the cold yesterday. … Read more →

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