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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We were thrilled when Sean Edwards—the genius organizer of the Compak Golden Bean North America—asked us to help judge essay submissions from baristas hoping to win a trip to Portland, Ore., and a chance to be a part of the grand event, which takes place September 14–16. We asked baristas … Read more →
We interview Chad Wang about his coffee-brewing philosophy, cold fermentation, and what’s next after finishing in 3rd at his very first World Brewers Cup BY JOSHUA DUSK-PEEBLES SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Chad Wang of Taiwan’s World Brewers Cup presentation—which earned him an enviable 3rd-place finish in the international championship in June in … Read more →
Top photo courtesy of World Coffee Events. All other photos courtesy of Tetsu Kasuya. Get to know Tetsu Kasuya, 2016 World Brewers Cup Champion BY JOSHUA DUSK-PEEBLES SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Tetsu Kasuya of Japan has not been a coffee drinker for very long, let alone a coffee professional. But … Read more →
From balloons to blends, Canadian AeroPress competitors put on a grand show in Calgary BY VANIA LING SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE AeroPress championships are about two things: having a ball (or having the craic, if we are getting ready for Ireland, where the World AeroPress Championship is set to take … Read more →
United States, France, Canada, among 12 National Barista Champions Serving as Urnex Ambassadors in 2016 (Opening image: As an Urnex Ambassador, French Barista Champion Charlotte Malaval collaborated with Urnex’s R&D team to develop products and promote them in videos like this one on YouTube.) After a successful inaugural year of … Read more →
One lucky barista will win a trip to Portland in September to work with Pete Licata at the Compak Golden Bean event BY CHRIS RYAN SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Ever wanted to work alongside one of the world’s top baristas brewing coffee to be judged in one of the industry’s … Read more →
Timshel Café and Kickapoo Coffee to raise funds for Project Congo with Saturday Throwdown Baristas from the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin will be lining up at Timshel Café, 124 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Neenah, Wisc., to compete in the Latte Art Throwdown being hosted by Timshel and Kickapoo Coffee, and … Read more →
Photos by Reg Barber Five-time Regional Champ Lem Butler wins the 2016 United States Barista Championship Lem Butler of Counter Culture Coffee won the 2016 United States Barista Championship today in Atlanta at the close of the Specialty Coffee Association of America Expo. Lem has won the Southeast Regional Barista … Read more →
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