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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 →

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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