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

USBC Semifinalists!

What a totally awesome group… Jared Truby, Verve Trevor Corlett, MadCap Ryan Willbur, Stumptown Par Brannen, Cafe Grumpy Ian Levine, Verve Lorenzo Perkins, Caffe Medici Kevin Bohlin, Ritual Tyler Stephens, BARISTA Laila Ghambari, Stumptown Devin Chapman, Coava Nik Krankl, Gelato Bar & Espresso Cafe Row Aczon, Honolulu Coffee Co. Chandler … Read more →

USBC Starts Tomorrow in Houston!

Well, I can’t say I’m surprised, but Houston is a pretty weird place. Luckily, Ken and I found out just a few hours after arriving that our hotel is also the home to the Norwegian barista contingent, some awesome Costa Ricans, our pals from Sprudge, our Stumptown buddies, and the … Read more →

The Place to Be at SCAA—Roasted & Toasted Party!

Barista Magazine is super excited to be one of the four sponsors of what is sure to be THE party going down in history during this year’s SCAA show in Houston! Mike and Rachelle McKim of Cuvee Coffee—which is the amazing host of this incredible gala—have thought of absolutely everything: … Read more →

Counter Culture Opens in Chi-Town

Counter Culture Coffee just opened a new regional training center in Chicago! This is pretty awesome. As anyone seasoned in the coffee industry knows, there’s a ton of growth in the Great Lakes region of the United States, and the addition of CCC just makes the opportunity for further development … Read more →

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Barista Nation!

Recently, our dear friend, and longtime coffee industry veteran, Anastasia Chovan—who heads up marketing for Unic—was excited to tell me about a new event for coffee professionals that Unic was helping to get off the ground: Barista Nation. Just from the name, I loved it already. Inspired by the coffee … Read more →

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