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Inland Empire TNT Season Wraps With a Bang

Klatch Coffee hosts Inland Empire TNT’s grand finale in Rancho Cucamonga, California We’ve had a blast both following and supporting the Inland Empire TNT series that has taken Southern California by storm this past year, thanks to the enormous efforts of its organizer, Gabriel Venegas, and its many helpers and volunteers. … Read more →

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Today in NYC: The U.S. AeroPress Championship!

The Fourth Annual U.S. AeroPress Championship to be Held Tonight in New York City Under Line Coffee in New York will play host to the United States AeroPress Championship tonight at 6 p.m. The cafe is located at 511 W. 20th Street, and all are welcome. Twenty-four competitors will go … Read more →

Torch Coffee Roasters was the generous host of last week's Inland Empire TNT event.

Inland Empire TNT Takes Riverside, Calif., by Storm

The SoCal Coffee Community Keeps Building, Thanks to the Inland Empire TNTs Our pal Andrew Oliveros—a super terrific photographer as well as coffee lover—has been great about keeping us up-to-date on the cool happenings going on with the Inland Empire TNTs (IETNT). The second-to-last one of the inaugural IETNT season … Read more →

Steve Lim (Not Just Coffee) and Will Shurtz (Methodical) pour their hearts out in the final round!
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Pour Your Heart Out, Asheville

Vortex Doghnuts Revives the TNT, and Southern Hospitality Is the New Black By Sarah Richmond SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE The ever-growing coffee community in the Southeast had one more reason to celebrate in Asheville, N.C., on Thursday night. Beloved newcomer, Vortex Doughnuts (owned by and serving coffee from 1000 Faces Coffee), … Read more →

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The First Rule of Brew Fight Club Is…

OK, the prize for the coolest new name for a coffee contest, in my book, has to be Brew Fight Club. Founded and organized by Amnaj Bholsangngam of Chimney Coffee in L.A., and Kian Abedini of Compelling & Rich Roasters, also in L.A., Brew Fight Club, Battle: Chemex takes place TONIGHT at Chimney … Read more →

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Colorado Springs Does TNT Right

BY DON NIEMYER SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE It was a Thursday night along the front range of the Rocky Mountains, and I was making my way to downtown Colorado Springs. I had only been in town a few days, but already figured out that the coffee scene had jumped forward … Read more →

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United States Barista Championship 2015 Finalists!

Here are the United States Barista Championship 2015 Finalists! The semifinal round the USBC has wrapped up and now we have the names of the six baristas who will compete for the national title. It’s been an exciting competition with some amazing baristas demonstrating terrific techniques and brewing up some … Read more →

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U.S. Coffee Championships: Schedule of All Things Awesome

It’s almost here! The 2015 United States Coffee Championships! With the World Barista Championship scheduled to take place during the SCAA show in April—which is when the U.S. Coffee Championships usually take place—the coffee contests will be held as a stand-alone event starting this Thursday in Long Beach, Calif. It’s … Read more →

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