It’s bonkers to think that the World Barista Championship (WBC) is one month away! This toughest coffee contest on the planet will take place within the hub of the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) from May 23–25 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. We can’t wait!! One thing we’re excited to see … Read more →
Cafe Imports is on fire! Not only does the renowned green coffee importer support barista champions in an unprecedented way—sending all U.S. Regional Champs, the U.S. Champ, and the World Barista Champ to origin with Cafe Imports educators—but the company is committed to providing whatever other care their clients need. … Read more →
Here are some shots from the final day of action at the 2013 USBC and SCAA Event in Boston. It was great to see so many old friends and make new ones!
Nick Purvis has coffee in his blood: his brother, Sam, won the Northwest Regional Barista Championship in 2011. But Nick’s been succeeding on a high level in his own right for a long time. He’s the manager of the super popular cafe The French Press in Santa Barbara, Calif., which … Read more →
A cold and wet storm blew through Boston last night, but Saturday dawned calmer and touch a sunnier. Inside the Activities Hall at the SCAA Event, the 18 amazing baristas in the Semifinal Round competed to see who would make it to the final six on Sunday to vie for … Read more →
Can you believe it’s Saturday already? We sure can’t. This SCAA show is going fast! But there’s still tons to see and do! And a lot of competition excitement to be a part of! Here’s what we think would be some fun stuff to do today! 8 a.m. to 5 … Read more →
1. Charles Babinski, G&B, Los Angeles—10:17 a.m. 2. Lem Butler, CountCulture Coffee, Raleigh, N.C.—10:36 p.m. 3. Josh Taves, Dogwood Coffee, Minneapolis—10:55 a.m. 4. Michael Harwood, Independent, Carrboro, N.C.—11:14 a.m. 5. Charlie Habegger, Intelligentsia, Chicago—11:33 a.m. 6. Travis Beckett, Peregrine, Washington, D.C.—11:52 a.m. 7. Katie Carguilo, Counter Culture, Brooklyn—12:11 p.m. 8. … Read more →
Here is the official schedule for the U.S. Brewers Cup Finals tomorrow! 1. Phillip Ma, Ma’Velous, San Francisco—12 p.m. 2. Erin McCarthy, Counter Culture Coffee, Brooklyn—12:30 p.m. 3. Dean Kallivrousis, Parisi Coffee, Kansas City—1 p.m. 4. Zach Neuman, Cafe Helios, Raleigh, N.C.—1:30 p.m. 5. Brandon Paul Weaver, Slate Coffee, Seattle—2 … Read more →
Our pal Vince Fedele of VST and MoJo To Go is being awfully generous this weekend. He’s given us some amazing coffee tools to give away to you as prizes for an impromptu contest here at SCAA! If you stop by the Barista Magazine booth #797 today or Saturday at … Read more →
What an amazing day Thursday was here in Boston at the SCAA show, with the start of myriad barista competitions, exhibitors building their booths, and general merriment as coffee friends from all over the world were reunited. Here are photos from some of our favorite moments of the day.