WBC week underway

Well it’s about five forty-five here in bogota and we’re at the airport ready to begin a truly unique experience for the WBC. Numerous barista champions and a few lucky guests, like myself, are taking off for a two-day coffee tour. The group of some 140 people are heading out. … Read more →

Barista Party in San Diego!

As Ken prepares to leave for Bogota, Colombia, on Sunday to cover the World Barista Championship, I’m getting excited to head south to San Diego for Coffee Fest next week! After a few fleeting days of the sunshine us Portlanders live for, the rain is back and doesn’t seem to … Read more →

Baristas Around the World

Announcement to the barista powers that be: No more events allowed between June 2 and June 5—got it? Not only is the World Barista Championship kicking off in Bogota, Colombia, on June 2— and not only is the New World Latte Art Championship rearing up at Coffee Fest San Diego … Read more →

USBC Final Standings

Final Round 1—Pete Licata, Honolulu Coffee Company, Honolulu, Hawaii—658 2—Nikolas Krankl, Gelato Bar & Espresso Caffe, Los Angeles, California—632.5 3—Ryan Knapp, MadCap Coffee Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan—623 4—Trevor Corlett, MadCap Coffee Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan—604.5 5—Lorenzo Perkins, Caffe Medici, Austin, Texas—585.5 6—Kevin Bohlin, Ritual Coffee Roasters, San Francisco, California—567.5 Semi-final … Read more →

Up Close & Personal with the New USBC Champ

If you haven’t been lucky enough to meet the gracious, charming, hilarious, and extremely talented 2011 United States Barista Champion, Pete Licata from Honolulu Coffee Co. yet, check out this video, created by Isla Coffee and Rusty’s Hawaiian. Thank you guys for sharing this!  

U.S. Brewers Cup Results!

6th place: Ben Kaminsky, Ritual 5th place: Jared Gum, Olympia Coffee 4th place: Stacey Wieck, MadCap 3rd place: Erin McCarthy, Gimme! 2nd place: Michael Cannin, Independent 1st place: Andy Sprenger, Caffe Pronto

Pete Licata wins the USBC!!!

6th place: Kevin Bohlin, Ritual, San Francisco 5th place: Lorenzo Perkins, Caffe Medici, Austin, Texas 4th place: Trevor Corlett, MadCap, Grand Rapids, Michigan 3rd place: Ryan Knapp, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2nd place: Nik Krankl, Gelato Bar & Espresso Cafe, Los Angeles 1st place: Pete Licata, Honolulu Coffee Co., … Read more →

USBC Finalists!!!!

Nik Krankl, Gelato Bar & Espresso Cafe, Los Angeles Ryan Knapp, MadCap, Grand Rapids, Michigan Kevin Bohlin, Ritual, San Francisco Lorenzo Perkins, Caffe Medici, Austin, Texas Trevor Corlett, MadCap, Grand Rapids Pete Licata, Honolulu Coffee Co, Hawaii

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