2013 World Barista Champion Pete Licata used a Mahlkönig K30 Vario TWIN grinder to win the international title.

Mahlkönig Redefines the Traditional Advent Calendar

World Barista Championship grinder sponsor Mahlkönig has come up with a unique way to celebrate the holiday month of December: with an Advent calendar. Those of us who celebrate Christmas may be familiar with the Advent calendar, which comes in many forms including the most popular paper and sweets. My … Read more →

From left: Piero Bambi; Guido Barnardinelli of La Marzocco; Piero's nephew, Lorenzo Toscani; Chris Salierno, and Roxana Ursu, both of La Marzocco.

European Coffee Awards Honors La Marzocco’s Piero Bambi

The last few months of 2013 have been good to Piero Bambi, the beloved heart of La Marzocco. The boutique espresso machine company’s Honorary President, Piero was surprised with a replica of La Marzocco’s original Alfa Romeo van at La Marzocco Out of the Box in October. And on Thursday, … Read more →

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Holiday Gift Idea: Cafe Maps!

We’re just days away from the release of the December+January issue of Barista Magazine, which includes our annual gift guide called Best Bar Tools, in which working baristas and coffee professionals recommend the tools they love most! But we’ll be dropping some ideas for gift giving here on the blog … Read more →

Steve at the machine.

Happy Movember!

Bee Coffee Roasters in Indianapolis invited local baristas to a throwdown benefiting men’s health—and they wore their mustaches proudly! The baristas were pitted against one another, and given an odd object to pour into. First place went to Barista/Nurse Stephanie Jackson. Barista Jess Johnson of Bee Coffee won second place, … Read more →

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