Good Food Awards Coffee Finalists Announced!

Drumroll please! The finalists in the category of coffee of the annual Good Food Awards have been announced! The 100 winners (in all categories, including coffee) will be announced in a 400-person black tie Ceremony at the San Francisco Ferry Building ($95) on January 18, 2013, followed by a 15,000-person … Read more →

2012 European Coffee Award Winners Announced!

The European Coffee Symposium took place November 20-22 in Amsterdam. The event—a sort of TED Talks for the European coffee market—is organized by Allegra Strategies and annually welcomes around 500 leaders from the specialty coffee industry to gather for in depth discussions of trends, finances and innovation involving the coffee … Read more →

Upcoming Regional Barista Competitions!

We’re still waiting to hear what the plan is for our barista friends in the Northeast region, who had their regional postponed due to the terrible Hurricane Sandy event in early November. But the Specialty Coffee Association of America is working hard to secure a new date and location. Meanwhile, … Read more →

Barista Nation Texas, y’all! November 5

On the heels of Barista Nation’s super successful European debut in Paris a few weeks ago, comes Barista Nation Texas—yeehaw! Barista Nation founder and head-hot-mama Anastasia Chovan says that registration was buzzing as soon as the announcement of the event was made, but there is still room for baristas far … Read more →

Posts worth Reading

Twitter is a lot of fun, and a great way to share a lot of information. But that is also a downside. As the flow of information keeps rolling uninterrupted, it’s easy for worthwhile reading to slip through the cracks. So I wanted to post a couple of links here … Read more →

Barista Nation Paris Is 12 Days Away!

I’m beyond excited to be heading to France next week with Anastasia Chovan of Unic to participate in the Barista Nation Paris event! Barista Nation, which debuted in May 2011, is a one-day educational and community-building event that brings together baristas from different cities and regions to learn together, share … Read more →

Why Marcus?

One of the most exciting aspects of Ken’s and my jobs as owners/editors/writers/lightbulb-changers/garbage-taker-outers/and-everything-in-between at Barista Magazine is discussing candidates for the cover of future issues. It’s also one of the most time consuming, as well as frustrating, because we publish six issues per year, and one of them automatically goes … Read more →

Meet the Makers

Some years ago, Stumptown Coffee Roasters here in Portland, Ore. (heard of them?) launched a series of events called “Meet the Producers.” The events brought coffee famers up to Portland to meet consumers at Stumptown’s cafés. It was a chance for people to really get to know and put a … Read more →

A Note to Our Canadian Subscribers

Dear Canadian Subscribers, Due to an error at our printer’s with their labeling system, a number of copies of the August + September 2012 issue of Barista Magazine destined for our great subscribers in Canada have been rerouted by the postal system and are ending up back at Barista Magazine … Read more →

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