Do Your Part: Vote!

This is a special message to all Barista Guild of America members from BGA Chair Scott Lucey: Hey BGA members, don’t forget it’s election time! There’s only two days left to cast your vote for who will fill open spots on the Barista Guild leadership council.  If you haven’t done … Read more →

NERBC Rocks! A Report by Michelle Foster

The final 2011 regional just wrapped up, effectively launching the competition season to the United States Barista Championship (USBC) in Houston (t minus-two weeks and counting). The Northeast Regional, hosted graciously by Dallis Bros. Coffee, effectively combined the New England area and a few outlying states (Ohio, some would argue … Read more →

NERBC—Last Regional before the USBC!

Tomorrow will be a momentous day—the start of the final Regional Barista Competition (RBC) of 2011, leading up to the United States Barista Championship (USBC) in Houston April 28–May 1! I won’t say we saved the best for last with the Northeast Regional Barista Competition (NERBC)—set to kick off tomorrow, … Read more →

Brewing News

Two news stories out today caught our attention, and while they came from opposite sides of the country, they both feature the growing pour-over and manual-brewing movement in cafés. The first is from the Washington Post and features Jay Caragay and his shop, Spro, in Baltimore. Specifically, it looks at … Read more →

South Central Regional in Full Effect!

It’s the second-to-last Regional Barista Competition of 2011—that means we’re really close to the United States Barista Championship! And the states represented in the South Central Regional are home to some of the best baristas in the country, so this weekend’s competition—which kicked off today in St. Louis, Missouri—are very … Read more →

Online Latte Art Contest

The online magazine Salon is holding a latte art contest. They’re looking for photos of the best pours (though etching is allowed too), with a chance to win some fine Bodum products. Ok, so it’s not the New World Latte Art Championship with a top prize of $2,500, but hey, … Read more →

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. [youtube h0pgb8BnosI]

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 →

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