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The Barista League Rolls Into Helsinki

One wild night of Barista League excitement, innovation, and teamwork for Finland BY MIKE AKINS SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Having lavished the southern Nordic countries with the first four installments of its epic, 100%-for-fun competition events, The Barista League headed north to Helsinki, Finland, for event number five on Saturday, … Read more →

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Competitive Coffee Lets Loose: The Barista League

The Barista League Brings Baristas, Brewing Methods and Beers Together for a Fun Take on Coffee Competitions BY MIKE AKINS SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE No doubt about it—the title of World Barista Champion is the most impressive one can achieve in the global specialty-coffee industry. But can the WBC champ … Read more →

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The Resurrected Bay Area Coffee Community

Yoga, storytelling, palate development—the Bay Area Coffee Community is about a lot more than throwdowns BY ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE The Bay Area Coffee Community (BACC) is an organization with two distinct phases. Originally founded in early 2013, the BACC was meant to foster community and engagement throughout San … Read more →

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UPDATE: Green buyer Adam Koehler Recovering from Devastating Bike Accident in Oakland

After sustaining extensive physical injuries resulting from being hit by a car while biking in Oakland on September 26, Adam Koehler is slowly improving, but still needs your help Editor’s note: Regular Barista Magazine contributor Ashley Rodriguez works with Adam Koehler at Sightglass Coffee in San Francisco, and wrote about his accident right after it … Read more →

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KY vs. TN Latte Art Throwdown Continues Grand Tradition

The Kentucky vs. Tennessee latte art throwdown has become one of the region’s most looked-forward-to events of the year, and 2015’s installment was no exception BY JUSTIN SHEPHERD SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Forty-eight baristas competing for bragging rights and killer prizes hustled their way into the roster of the annual … Read more →

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The Life of a Barista Soldier

A barista deployed to serve in the U.S. Army in Bahrain finds comfort in brewing coffee for his peers Editor’s note: Barista Magazine contributor Diana Mnatsakanyan, who is head barista trainer at Amelie’s French Bakery in Charlotte, N.C., operates a beautiful blog called Bloom CLT—you should check it out. Diana was so … Read more →

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