Northwest Bound!

Well, yeah, technically I am in the Northwest already. But today I’m leaving Portland, Ore., and heading up to Tacoma, Wash., to attend the Northwest Regional Barista Competition! The Northwest Regional, which is being super generously hosted by Dillanos Coffee Roasters, is taking place in the Tacoma Convention Center today … Read more →

North Central Regional Barista Competition date and location announced!

Hollerin’ at YOU North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan! Yep, all nine states of you! The dates have been announced for the North Central Regional Barista Competition! Your regional—in its new format as bigger and better than ever—will take place at Coffee Fest Chicago, … Read more →

Great Latte Art Competition Video!

So everyone in the coffee industry is pretty used to mainstream media over simplifying the coffee story—so I was pretty stoked to see this video from Evening Magazine today. David from Coffee Fest forwarded it to me. It’s great! Well, once you get past the chipper opening… Alex Negranza, Andrew … Read more →

Next Stop Colombia!

Two new champions just joined the ranks of those baristas traveling next June to Bogota with the finals of the First Annual Mexican Latte Art Championship and the Ninth Annual Mexican Barista Championship. The morning began with the six finalists in the latte art competition pouring their best work for … Read more →

Next Up ¡Finals!

Twenty-six competitors have competed over the last two days here in Mexico City for the Ninth Annual Mexican Barista Championship. And as with any competition, there have been amazing performances, heartbreaking mistakes and a reaffirming show of community between the competitors. The six finalists in order of their performance tomorrow are: Erika … Read more →

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