Barista Mag Editorial Advisory Board

Every two years, we change up our Editorial Advisory Board here at Barista Magazine. We bid a fond farewell to the roster of folks who have served us well, pitching ideas, giving me feedback on stories and concepts for the magazine, and being general sounding boards for us. I’ve always … Read more →

North Central Regional Barista Competition date and location announced!

Hollerin’ at YOU North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan! Yep, all nine states of you! The dates have been announced for the North Central Regional Barista Competition! Your regional—in its new format as bigger and better than ever—will take place at Coffee Fest Chicago, … Read more →

Coffeeland Honduras: A Documentary

I got a really nice email from Jacob Orr of Safehouse Coffee & Tea in Griffin, Georgia, about an awesome documentary project they’re working on, which focuses on the devastation caused to coffee farming families and lands in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch. Jacob says, “We are doing a kickstarter to … Read more →

Barista Job in Copenhagen Available

I received this job posting from Kent Nielsen of KentKaffe in Denmark yesterday… Barista Wanted for Full-Time Job at Kent Kaffe Laboratorium Kent Kaffe Laboratorium will open in the heart of Copenhagen close to Nørreport Station. In that case, we are looking for coffee enthusiasts to create a plesant atmosphere … Read more →

Next Best to Being There

Thanks to my pal Danny G from Local 123 in Berkeley for sharing this sweet video about the slammin jam they had at the cafe last week. Lots of familiar faces, and lots of new ones, too—always nice to see. Killer tracks back up the excitement and merriment of the … Read more →

Great Latte Art Competition Video!

So everyone in the coffee industry is pretty used to mainstream media over simplifying the coffee story—so I was pretty stoked to see this video from Evening Magazine today. David from Coffee Fest forwarded it to me. It’s great! Well, once you get past the chipper opening… Alex Negranza, Andrew … Read more →

Good Food Awards Coffee Finalists!

This is the first year of the new awards program, the Good Food Awards. There’s not really a prize to be won, just bragging rights. In the category of coffee, this is what the judges were looking for: The winners of the Good Food Award for coffee will be distinguished … Read more →

Hey Berkeley!

What’s up, Berkeley (and larger Bay Area) coffee peeps? Got plans for this Friday night? Well, now you do! One of my favorite newish cafes in the Bay Area is Local 123. I went for a visit with my dad last time I was down in Berkeley visiting my parents, … Read more →

TriestEspresso!

While we were at Coffee Fest Seattle, one of Italy’s most famous coffee shows—TriestEspresso—was taking place on the other side of the world, in Trieste, Italy, to be exact. I was lucky enough to visit Trieste back in 2004 for the World Barista Championship, so I can testify that it’s … Read more →

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