South Africa Barista Championship

[Sarah Robinson of Bean There contributed the following piece about the 2011 South Africa Barista Championship] South Africa’s representative for the World Barista Championship in Bogota, Colombia was determined in Johannesburg from 13 to 15 March 2011. The country’s top 18 baristas from three regions, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Gauteng, … Read more →

A little video from Nuova Simonelli

Sarah posted this video earlier today on our facebook page, and it seems pretty popular there, so I thought for everyone out there who’s not on the book of faces, you might like to see it too. http://www.fastemailsender.com

Japanese Latte Art Championship

I’m happy to share some good news from Japan. This competition took place before the incredibly tragic earthquake and tsunami last week, of course. Mr. Ueno from Japan emailed Richard from Espresso Supply these photos, and I’m happy to be able to share them here with our readers. Cheers to … Read more →

Bravo, AnneStine, and More Competitions!

I was excited to read that our friends at The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen, Denmark, had coffee used by not one, not two, but all three of the top three finishers in the Danish Barista Championship this past weekend in Århus. The winner was AnneStine Bae, who came in second … Read more →

Record Earthquake and Tsunami Rock Japan

News broke this morning here in Oregon of the tsunami, which started yesterday after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake shook the ocean floor just off the coast of Japan. The waves reached our Pacific Coast, sweeping five people out to sea. That, of course, pales in comparison to the shocking … Read more →

Climate Change and Coffee (UPDATE)

Excellent story from the Seattle Times yesterday about climate change and how it is affecting farmers in Costa Rica. You can read it here. “We want to prove to the coffee-consuming world that we’re doing what we can and ask them to do something against global warming because otherwise we … Read more →

NWRBC on Evening Magazine

Pretty good portrait of this year’s Northwest Regional Barista Competition, by Evening Magazine… http://www.fastemailsender.com

Coffee Long Boards are HOT

There’s a lot going on that’s cool concerning coffee in Coeur  d’Alene, Idaho, especially considering the size of the city. I’ve gotten to know some great baristas from Dave Patterson’s cafe, Java, and of course we all know the esteemed Jon Lewis hung his hat in Coeur d’Alene for a … Read more →

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