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James Davalos, manager of ChocXO in Lake Forest and winner of ietnt round 4 at Lift, one of three judges for the night.

Inland Empire TNT Celebrates SoCal Coffee

As one of the very strongest independent guilds/clubs our specialty coffee industry can boast, the Inland Empire TNT group throw another one of their now-famous events last Thursday at Dripp Coffee Bar in China Hills, Calif. Photographer Andrew Oliveros, who is kind enough to share these great photos here on Barista Magazine’s … Read more →

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Northwest Cup Tasters League Event on Thursday

Hey, all y’all cup tasters out there: Are you ready to taste some coffees? And do you happen to be within driving distance to Seattle? If you answered yes and yes, then you’ve got an awesome night in store for you tomorrow — Thursday — at El Diablo Coffee Co., … Read more →

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New Records Set in Brazil Naturals COE

This just in from the Cup of Excellence competition that concluded in Brazil on January 23: New records set! The first-place coffee at the recent Brazil Naturals Cup of Excellence (COE) competition set a new record high with a 95.18 score. Grown on a five-hectare farm located in Cristina, Mantiqueria … Read more →

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WCE Sponsors for WBrC, WCIGS & WLAC Announced

WCE Sponsors announced for a whole host of championships The World Coffee Events organization announced its qualified sponsors for the World Brewers Cup, Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, and Coffee Roasting Championships for the three-year cycle from 2015 though 2017 today. These WCE sponsors follow the announcement … Read more →

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Big Eastern Round-Up: Top Players, Big Moments

BY JESS STEFFY SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE What happens when coffee people descend upon the always-charming, friendly, and hospitable Durham, North Carolina, for the Big Eastern? They fit right in! Despite the competitive nature of these events, the coffee community on the East Coast is overflowing with kindness, generosity, encouragement, … Read more →

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World Barista Championship 2015 – 2017 Qualified Sponsors

WCE just announced the Qualified Sponsors for the next three years of the World Barista Championship World Coffee Events, the organization tasked with producing the multiple national coffee championships around the globe including the World Barista Championship, announced the World Barista Championship 2015 – 2017 Qualified Sponsors today.  They are: Espresso Machine: … Read more →

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Urnex is Going to Fly Someone to Long Beach for the U.S. Coffee Championships!

Urnex’s #BigEastern Competition: Win a flight to LA to attend #USCoffeeChamps Urnex has been a supporter of baristas for as long as we can remember, sponsoring barista competitions, providing plenty of the highest quality Urnex products for competitors to use, and coming up with pretty creative ways to show how … Read more →

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London Latte Art Smackdown Series Continues!

STORY & PHOTOS BY KATE BEARD SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE London’s most elite milk artists gathered once again last Tuesday to continue this year’s London Latte Art Smackdown. With ghoulish Jack-O-lanterns grinning from the countertop, and pumpkin pasteis de nata on offer (but nary a #PSL in sight) it was … Read more →

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