Dispatches from Chile

A longtime professional and personal friend of Ken’s, mine and Barista Magazine’s, Jose Cleofas Arreola emailed today with some news from the recent Barista Championship of Chile! Jose wrote to tell us that this first ever Barista Championship in Chile was two years in the making, and organized by Davorin … Read more →

What’s up, Southeast?

From everything we can tell about the buzz surrounding the Southeast Regional Barista Competition—which kicks off tomorrow in Atlanta—is this mutha’s gonna be epic! There are 30–count ‘em–30 competitors signed up for this weekend’s Southeast Regional Barista Competition, and they include such heavy hitters as reigning SE Regional Champ, my … Read more →

The Feb/March 2012 Issue

The new issue of Barista Magazine is out! (The iMag version is online and live. You can read it here.) And the hardcopies will be hitting the mailstream any moment now. So watch your mailboxes! In this issue, we have a cover profile of Anne Lunnell, Sweden’s Queen of Coffee. … Read more →

Cuvée Coffee Gets Culture

Cuvée Coffee in Austin, Texas is featured in a new series promoting entrepreneurs in their local region. It’s a good story, and helps explain how specialty coffee retailers and roasters get started and succeed. It also includes a cool video featuring Mike and Rashelle McKim. Watch it here: [youtube jXbplBuulcM]

Countdown to Barista Nation San Francisco!

We’re so excited about Barista Nation San Francisco, which takes place the day after tomorrow! This is going to be the biggest and best Barista Nation yet, with 150 attendees, a host of amazing lecturers speaking on the theme of cafe architecture, and incredible events and activities. Check it out: … Read more →

Out of the Box Athens (Belated)

2012 is well underway, and we’re hard at work on our next issue of Barista Magazine, February/March. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention something first from the previous year. (Special shout out to my mother-in-law for reminding me to post something about it.) In mid-December, I had the … Read more →

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