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First Look at the New BARISTA by Billy Wilson

We sure have known Billy Wilson for a long time… I first met Billy at his very first barista competition back in 2002 at NASCORE. Eleven years later, he’s all grown up and has made his dreams come through with the success of his business, BARISTA: three beautiful Portland, Ore., … Read more →

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Ben Blake + Draw Coffee

By Kelsey Snell In an age of “filtered” art (Valencia or X-Pro? Try Rise.), artist Ben Blake takes a different approach. Instead of filtering his work, he works on filters—no sepia staining, no one-touch tilt shifting necessary. Ben began “doodling” on coffee filters two years ago and aptly named his … Read more →

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What does coffee signify?

I read a fascinating article in the New Yorker on the way to the Big Central barista competitions recently. It was in the Oct. 14, 2013 issue (aka the Money Issue), and it was about a new road that has recently opened in east India. The whole story is, unfortunately, … Read more →

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Northwest Latte Art League Makes a Sweet Saturday Night

Editor’s note: Barista Magazine is thrilled to be the media sponsor of the newly formed Northwest Latte Art League. The League’s first event took place during Coffee Fest Seattle in October, and the second one was Saturday at Broadcast Coffee in Seattle. Organizer Cole McBride sent some great photos from … Read more →

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