Blogging the WBC

At the 2009 World Barista Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, next week (April 16–19), Barista Magazine will once again be blogging in detail about the event. For the past two years — in Tokyo in 2007, and in Copenhagen in 2008 — Barista Magazine has provided up-to-the-minute coverage of each and … Read more →

WBC Countdown! What up with the Parties

Here at Barista Magazine HQ, we are getting sooooo excited about the upcoming World Barista Championship! In less than 2 weeks, we’ll be in the ATL with so many friends from around the world watching some of the very best baristas compete for the title of 10th WBC Champ! As … Read more →

Africa Project by Elle Bernert

Meet Elle Bernert, the 13-year-old daughter of Barista Magazine’s art director, Jessica. We’ve known Ellie ever since we hired Jessica’s design firm, Pail Design, to art direct Barista Magazine beginning in 2005, and Ellie has grown into a mature and poised girl during those years. She’s just a cool kid. … Read more →

Meet Gwilym!

For the third year in a row, Square Mile Coffee Roasters will be represented at the World Barista Championship as the coffee of choice of the UK Barista Champion—good news for all of us friends of owners James and Anette, as it means they will be in Atlanta for the … Read more →

Win a Pass to SCAA!

Our friend, Luis Rodriguez, of Cafe de El Salvador, is offering up a bunch of free passes to the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s conference next month, where the 10th Annual World Barista Championship (WBC) will be held! The conference and WBC are in Atlanta April 16–20. All you have … Read more →

Mike Phillips is hella cooler than Jimmy Fallon

I thought it would be the best episode of Oprah ever since not only would Mike Phillips, newly crowned 2009 USBC champ, be featured, but so would the two dudes who saved Christian the Lion! But it seems Mike was bumped from today’s show… for Jimmy Fallon? Yeah, he was … Read more →

And in other news…

We’ve had quite a bit lately about the USBC (of course it helps when events are right here in town) but that doesn’t mean the United States is the only nation to crown its barista champion in the last couple of weeks. Uganda also has a new national barista champion. … Read more →

New Magazine about Drinking

Just received news this morning about a new magazine launching called Drink Me. It looks to be cute and accessible, and also nice for those of us in coffee who drink other things besides, um, coffee. And for us folks in the publishing world, it’s heartening to see new magazines … Read more →

Rwanda Barista Championship

I was so stoked to get to travel to Kigali, Rwanda, last month to attend the East African Fine Coffee Association conference and also lend a hand to Sanders and Shane in the production of the first ever Rwanda Barista Championship. I’ll have an article with photos about it in … Read more →

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