Hat v. Hairnet

The New York Times has a photo essay up today featuring a number of baristas in the city and the chapeaus they don. Why so many baristas in hats? Well because the city health department has been issuing citations to local cafés saying their baristas are food prep workers and … Read more →

New Executive Director of the SCAE

The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe is pleased to announce that it has appointed David Veal as its new Executive Director, effective January 4, 2011. Mr Veal, who has 28 years experience in the coffee industry in the United Kingdom, was Director of ACS Coffee Service (which was sold to … Read more →

We win! Barista Mag Wins Best Magazine for 2nd Year in a Row

The gentlemen of Sprudge.com have just announced the winners of the 2010 Sprudgie Awards, and for the second year in a row, Barista Mag nabbed the prize for Best Magazine. We’re pretty darn honored. We respect what Sprudge.com has done for the coffee industry as a question-asking, rabble-rousing, finger-pointing center … Read more →

The Hoff on Capps

We’ve really been enjoying the conversations and emails started by readers and friends over the series of milk essays we’ve had in Barista Magazine’s last few issues. It began with Jakob Dupont of Estate Coffee and Copenhagen Coffee Roaster talking about how milk muddles the flavors of coffee, and continued … Read more →

Happy Holidays from Barista Magazine!

Happy holidays, readers! Thanks for making our jobs the best, most interesting and exciting we could ever hope for. We have the most intelligent and fun readers in specialty coffee, and we love you for it! Have a great time with your family and friends this winter season… xoxo Sarah … Read more →

Last Second Christmas Gifts?

Well who wouldn’t want some Rob Zombie coffee in their stocking this year? Seriously, though, Rob Zombie? Metal musician and horror movie maven that he is, I don’t know what he’s done to make me think that he would discover and roast the best coffees. A guide to finding and … Read more →

Coffee in Cameroon?

“White Material,” a film that was lauded at the Venice Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival and other fests, has just landed in Portland, so I’m excited. Though the trailer shows that it’s not going to be any kind of feel-good. Maybe that’s why we don’t hear much about coffee … Read more →

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