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Barista Magazine is the leading trade magazine in the world for the professional coffee community.

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Josh Littlefield and The Great American Coffee Tour

New Yorker Josh Littlefield sets forth on the North American coffee tour of a lifetime BY ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE New York-based coffee trainer and lover of doughnuts, Josh Littlefield, embarked on a coffee tour of the United States recently, and will be visiting shops all over America … Read more →

Coffee Education in Oaxaca. Photo courtesy of UNECAFE

Rainforest Alliance on the Forefront of Compensating Farmers for Sustainable Land Use

BY RACHEL NORTHROP SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE There’s an idea percolating among global leaders in sustainability: pay landholders who do the right thing. If so much of the world’s current habits of deforestation and contamination causing land degradation and ecosystem destruction are driven by—and often justified by—profit, then sustainable and … Read more →

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Fika: A Lovely Web Series

Fika: Fabian Schmid’s web series explores the Swedish ritual of having coffee BY SARAH ALLEN BARISTA MAGAZINE In Gothenburg, Sweden, last summer for the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe’s World of Coffee event, we wondered about fika. You see the word dotted into text and hear it pop up in conversation constantly, and … Read more →

Mud Pie blew us away with a fantastic spread of delightful baked goods and house signature drinks—sparkling tea and a pesto pretzel, anyone? So good!

Caffeine Crawl Back in its Hometown: Kansas City

The thriving coffee mecca of Kansas City hosts a spring Caffeine Crawl for the ages BY SADIE RENEE SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Kansas City’s coffee scene continues to boom, and the birthplace of Caffeine Crawl never fails to put on a fantastic, caffeinated weekend. This year’s spring event showcased the … Read more →

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