We’re rolling here in Atlanta! Taiwan’s Chia-Ming Tsao will be kicking off this 10th World Barista Championship in just a few minutes, but first, here are some scenes from around the competition this morning… Scene around the kickin WBC Cafe…
Look here for the Official WBC Blog!
The 10th World Barista Championship takes place over four days, April 16–19, in Atlanta, Georgia, with days one through three seeing all 51 national barista champions competing in the preliminary round. The top six of the 51 baristas will go on to the final round of competition on Sunday, April … Read more →
Meet Elle Bernert, the 13-year-old daughter of Barista Magazine’s art director, Jessica. We’ve known Ellie ever since we hired Jessica’s design firm, Pail Design, to art direct Barista Magazine beginning in 2005, and Ellie has grown into a mature and poised girl during those years. She’s just a cool kid. … Read more →
I thought it would be the best episode of Oprah ever since not only would Mike Phillips, newly crowned 2009 USBC champ, be featured, but so would the two dudes who saved Christian the Lion! But it seems Mike was bumped from today’s show… for Jimmy Fallon? Yeah, he was … Read more →
Just received news this morning about a new magazine launching called Drink Me. It looks to be cute and accessible, and also nice for those of us in coffee who drink other things besides, um, coffee. And for us folks in the publishing world, it’s heartening to see new magazines … Read more →
It’s official. Carl Sara is back. In Christchurch New Zealand today, against 7 other finalists, Carl took out the New Zealand Barista Championship crown for the 4th time. Carl is 3 times WBC finalist, having placed 6th, 4th and 3rd in his last three attempts. Could this be his year? … Read more →
It’s a long way from everywhere but they coffee is damn good! New Zealand National Barista Finals – http://www.mogulus.com/nzbc Winner is announced New Zealand time 5:30pm – can Carl Sara make it to his 4th WBC?
Ok, so we’ve had quite a few posts here lately about the trails and tribulations at Starbucks (not to mention their many other newsworthy actions over past year, that’s you, Clover!). But of course there are other coffee businesses out there and many of them are doing things other than … Read more →
Another year over, another set of champions have won their way through regionals, semi finals and finals, until there was only one. Tim Adams, former navy sailor from the sunshine coast of Queensland is the new Australian Barista Champion for 2009 and will represent us in Atlanta in about 8 weeks … Read more →