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 →

What’s up, 2012?

Hey hi ho! Welcome to 2012, which we at Barista Magazine can promise is going to be chock full of awesomeness of the coffee variety! One of the big reasons I’m confident in saying that is that I’ve been in a zillion conversations already about how we can make sure … Read more →

End of the year blogcleaning

2011 is winding down, so we’ve taken a look through our blogroll to see who’s been naughty and nice. Well, not that so much, but rather active or not. Blogs, for the kids out there, are of course an ancient communication media dating back to the early ages of the … Read more →

Remembering Camp Pull-A-Shot

The Barista Guild of America (BGA) has hardly taken a breather since the success that was Camp Pull-A-Shot, the BGA’s retreat that had its second annual event in October in Santa Barbara, California. As a matter of fact, their retreat for professional baristas—which combines a heavy dose of education with … Read more →

Ken, Greece and Out of the Box

Barista Magazine Publisher Ken Olson is headed for Athens, Greece, next week for La Marzocco‘s Out of the Box Athens event! He’s excited. He’s less excited for the 3 layovers he’ll have on the way there and back, but the actual being-in-Greece-checking-out-the-cafe-culture part—that, he’s excited about. This is the first … Read more →

PT’s Coffee Brings Beer & Food Into the Mix

Congratulations are in order for Jeff Taylor and Fred Polzin, founders of PT’s Coffee in Kansas. The duo opens Flying Monkey Handcrafted Brews in Topeka today. The location—at 1500 SW 17th St., just steps away from Washburn University and the inevitable crowd of college coffee and beer lovers—couldn’t be more … Read more →

12 Months of Champions

It’s not like James and Anette are very busy running one of the best specialty coffee companies in the world or anything… I’m sure they were just hemming and hawing about what to do with the loads of free time they had on their hands, and that’s why they embarked … Read more →

Screening: Colombia, in Portland

Stumptown Coffee Roasters, which is based here in Portland, Ore., is known for the stunning films it’s had created of source trips through Africa, Central and South America. Trevor Fife, who—along with Autumn Campbell—has created these films, which I consider some of the best and brightest ever to be made … Read more →

App Happy

Check it out: the Coffee Community has launched a barista training app called “Coffee: Beans, Barista and Latte Art.” Note: we here at Barista Magazine haven’t tried it out — we’re just interested in the idea and passing it along to you readers to look into if you’re interested. Here’s … Read more →

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