The Golden Bean North America Debuts in Portland

Established as Australia’s most important roaster competition, the Compak Golden Bean is putting down roots in North America, and will debut the festivities and competition next week in Portland, Oregon. We couldn’t be more excited about Australia’s respected and popular roasted coffee competition the Golden Bean’s arrival stateside: The uniquely formatted event … Read more →


Regional Barista Competition Cancelation Update: Ad Hoc Committee, Cost Breakdown

The SCAA and BGA form an ad hoc committee to determine the fate of the regional barista competitions, and the SCAA releases information about the actual costs of producing competitions In response to public outcry over the cancelation of the regional barista competitions, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), … Read more →


SCAA Cancels Regional Barista Competitions

Why we’re gravely disappointed in the SCAA’s decision to eliminate regional barista competitions—and the method by which they made the announcement BY SARAH ALLEN, EDITOR BARISTA MAGAZINE The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) announced today that regional barista competitions will cease to exist beginning with the 2016 competition year. … Read more →

If the NW Brew Battle is anything like the last coffee contest that took place at Christopher David's beautiful space—that would be the TNTNW latte art throw down last fall—it'll be well attended and a ton of fun! (Photo by Espresso Parts)

Portland Readies for NW Brew Battle

Baristas Bring Brew Devices, Coffee Will Be Supplied, and the Brew Battle Will Commence! We’ll always love latte art throwdowns—there’s something about the immediacy and excitement of the milk-art contest format that is undeniable. But that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of room for new and exciting coffee games out there, … Read more →

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