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2011 WBC Semifinalists 5-8

As expected the place went nuts when the fifth competitor of the day took the stage. Lina Zea, barista champion of Colombia, was greeting with a rousing ovation by the hometown crowd. Only a few months ago, Lina did not speak any English, but after spending two months studying in … Read more →

Up Close & Personal with the New USBC Champ

If you haven’t been lucky enough to meet the gracious, charming, hilarious, and extremely talented 2011 United States Barista Champion, Pete Licata from Honolulu Coffee Co. yet, check out this video, created by Isla Coffee and Rusty’s Hawaiian. Thank you guys for sharing this!  

U.S. Brewers Cup Results!

6th place: Ben Kaminsky, Ritual 5th place: Jared Gum, Olympia Coffee 4th place: Stacey Wieck, MadCap 3rd place: Erin McCarthy, Gimme! 2nd place: Michael Cannin, Independent 1st place: Andy Sprenger, Caffe Pronto

Pete Licata wins the USBC!!!

6th place: Kevin Bohlin, Ritual, San Francisco 5th place: Lorenzo Perkins, Caffe Medici, Austin, Texas 4th place: Trevor Corlett, MadCap, Grand Rapids, Michigan 3rd place: Ryan Knapp, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2nd place: Nik Krankl, Gelato Bar & Espresso Cafe, Los Angeles 1st place: Pete Licata, Honolulu Coffee Co., … Read more →

USBC Finalists!!!!

Nik Krankl, Gelato Bar & Espresso Cafe, Los Angeles Ryan Knapp, MadCap, Grand Rapids, Michigan Kevin Bohlin, Ritual, San Francisco Lorenzo Perkins, Caffe Medici, Austin, Texas Trevor Corlett, MadCap, Grand Rapids Pete Licata, Honolulu Coffee Co, Hawaii

NERBC Rocks! A Report by Michelle Foster

The final 2011 regional just wrapped up, effectively launching the competition season to the United States Barista Championship (USBC) in Houston (t minus-two weeks and counting). The Northeast Regional, hosted graciously by Dallis Bros. Coffee, effectively combined the New England area and a few outlying states (Ohio, some would argue … Read more →

Injerto Cerveza

Stumptown Coffee and Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Craft Ales are taking the beloved Finca El Injerto to a whole new level…

New Executive Director of the SCAE

The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe is pleased to announce that it has appointed David Veal as its new Executive Director, effective January 4, 2011. Mr Veal, who has 28 years experience in the coffee industry in the United Kingdom, was Director of ACS Coffee Service (which was sold to … Read more →

The Hoff on Capps

We’ve really been enjoying the conversations and emails started by readers and friends over the series of milk essays we’ve had in Barista Magazine’s last few issues. It began with Jakob Dupont of Estate Coffee and Copenhagen Coffee Roaster talking about how milk muddles the flavors of coffee, and continued … Read more →

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