Coffee Playtime in Portland

Hanging around Portland, Ore., this weekend? Well, if you are, we’ve got some amazing sunshine and coffee happenings to boot in the works for you! Come on by the grand opening party for Case Study Coffee, a new cafe located in Barista Magazine’s hood—that would be upper NortheastWe’re so excited … Read more →

Puerto Rico Crowns a Champion

The first national barista champion to get his ticket punched for Bogota next year comes from the island of Puerto Rico which held its national championship over the weekend at the first ever Coffee Cast event. But actually, there are three baristas from the island who ended up with tickets to … Read more →

Battle for Seattle

Yesterday, Barista Magazine received a letter from Alan Silverman, founder of Coffee Fest, which discusses the fact that the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is in negotiations regarding hosting the nonprofit SCAA’s annual conference and trade show, The Event, in 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018 at the Washington State … Read more →

It’s Conary, Scott Conary

We often write about barista competitions, championships and barista champions, but it should never go without noting that a barista competition cannot happen without the tireless work of many volunteers. Among those volunteers are of course the judges. So it was pretty cool to see this story from the Carrboro … Read more →

It’s starting again, and in sunny Puerto Rico!

Less than a month after the conclusion of the World Barista Championship in London, the Puerto Rico Barista Championship is ready and raring to go! The contest, which is celebrating its 7th year, will take place July 16 and 17 as part of CoffeeCast, Puerto Rico’s first coffee convention. Barista … Read more →

Get in Hot Water

This story just makes me even sadder that I wasn’t able to attend the WBC in London. The competition sounded awesome, but at least I had a chance to catch some of it online. But the story from Oliver Strand in the New York Times is partially about his visit … Read more →

Amsterdam Stumptown Is Way Awesome!

After a crazy time in London for the amazing World Barista Championship, I headed to Amsterdam with my good friend, Bjørg—the organizer of the Nordic Barista Cup event—to see the Stumptown Coffee pop-up at 101 Albert Cuypstraat. I had been looking at the terrific blogs that the Stumptown baristas who … Read more →

Five is the Magic Number?

Well that was another amazing WBC. But while that was going on, coffee news continued to break. The latest comes from the world of health care, and it turns out that coffee consumption can be very beneficial in a couple of previously unknown arenas. If you drink five cups a … Read more →

WBC Finalist #6: Raul Rodas of Guatemala

My apologies—I posted about Raul earlier today but the internet was pretty spotty, so apprarently it didn’t post. But now I can say how amazing and wonderful the fact that a producing country won 2nd place in the WBC is! Go Raul!

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