Third Anniversary Issue

Dear loyal readers, sure your copy of Barista Magazine’s third anniversary issue is in the mail, but if you can’t wait to see what’s inside the April/May 2008 issue, don’t forget you can always read it, in its entirety online, with Barista iMag. And best of all every web address, … Read more →

Ragu Bolognese

Congratulations to Chris Baca! I was about to post this earlier, and I’m sure it will be buried by the posts from Sarah and Steve about the fantastic time they had this weekend at the WRBC 2008, but I can’t help myself. The latest issue of one of my favorite … Read more →

Western Regional Underway

The Western Regional Barista Competition gets underway this morning in beautiful Berkeley, California, home to no nukes, dirty hippies and my in-laws. Sarah is actually at the event, acting as emcee along with Jana Oppenheimer, and she’ll be reporting on events here on pasteboard when she gets a chance. Host … Read more →

Winning Women in Western Australia

The times they are a changin’…… the Australian Barista Championship has reached the half way mark, where last weekend in Perth, Western Australia the regional championship was held to find a representative from the west who will join 8 others at the ABC in Melbourne on May 3-4th. I thought … Read more →

And in other news…

Alright, so apparently there’s some coffee company called Starbucks, and they’ve had a lot going on lately. Fine. But guess what? Coffee’s a big world, and some of our favorite coffee folks have had a few great things going on of their own. First up, Alterra Coffee Roasters in Milwaukee, … Read more →

Can we stop talking about Starbucks already?

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 21, 2008 Filed at 6:51 a.m. ET SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Superior Court judge on Thursday ordered Starbucks Corp. to pay its California baristas more than $100 million in back tips and interest that the coffee chain paid to shift supervisors. San Diego … Read more →

Breaking News: Starbucks buys Clover!

     Not just a machine, but the company. News release here. Starbucks had recently put Clovers in stores in Boston and Seattle. And Howard Schultz said, rightly I think, that “the Clover machine unequivocally delivers the best cup of brewed coffee I have ever tasted.” Starbucks also announced a number … Read more →

Domo Arigato Mr. Pikalo

Some people have a lot of time on their hands. Take for example Oleskiy Pikalo who apparently wanted to make his own latte art, but not, you know, actually have to make it. So he hooked up an old printer and some edible ink, and well, all of you latte … Read more →

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