The National Latte Art Champions have fun pouring for and against each other during the open practice session.

More from Day 1 of DC Campus, Milano!

It took only an hour or two for the baristas assembled in Milan for the DC Campus event this weekend to warm up as though they were old friends. Though most had never met before this, their shared passion for coffee and craftsmanship brought them together in a spectacular way. Here … Read more →

Nck was an absolute joy to watch, and his efforts culminated in the very respectable rank of fifth place. We hope he'll be back next year!

From the Mind of USBC Finalist Nick Purvis

When the ranking for the 2013 United States Barista Championship had been announced, the finalists looked just exhausted, so we wanted to give them some space to be with their friends and family, and decompress. Since then, I’ve been able to chat with all six of them about what was … Read more →

Chris from Taf in Greece is here to offer his advice to the WLC competitors -- he knows his stuff: after all, Chris was the 2011 World Latte Art Champ!

Meet the DC Campus Champions!

Someday hopefully all the National Latte Art Champs and the National Coffee In Good Spirits Champs will be able to attend a pre-World Championship training event like DC Campus. For this event this weekend here in Milan, there are 25 who will learn and share from one another—it’s going to … Read more →

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Welcome to DC Campus!

Good morning from Milano, where the second annual DC Campus has just kicked off. This three-day program is organized and produced by Dalla Corte espresso machines, which is the espresso machine sponsor of the World Latte Art Championship and the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, both of which will … Read more →

He may look serious in this photo, but Charles is a crazy dancing machine.

From the Mind of USBC Finalist Charles Babinski

When the ranking for the 2013 United States Barista Championship had been announced, the finalists looked just exhausted, so we wanted to give them some space to be with their friends and family, and decompress. Since then, I’ve been able to chat with all six of them about what was … Read more →

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The Congressman and the Coffee Community

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the third installment of a Business Issues Forum for Coffee Roasters here in Portland. It was convened by our Congressional Representative Earl Blumenauer and held at the Stumptown Coffee Roasters HQ. As with the previous meetings, all Portland-area roasters were invited to attend. … Read more →

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