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.
Happy Friday, everyone! Hmm. It feels weird saying that, because usually ‘happy Friday’ refers to that OMG-it’s-almost-the-weekend feeling. But here at the SCAA show in Boston, every day of the four-day event makes us feel giddy! There’s so much to do! Competitions to watch! Exhibitors to visit! Parties to crash! … Read more →
Today marks the day that the United States begins its journey to be a part of the World Latte Art Championship elite: At 2 p.m. in the Activity Hall of the Boston Convention Center, the U.S. Latte Art Exhibition will commence. If all goes well, we’ll have an official U.S. … Read more →
Wow, you guys are a bunch of smartypants baristas! Just about everyone got this one right! Should we make the questions tougher? We just want you to keep having fun and also reading Barista Magazine. We love hosting our Humpday Giveaway contest for you, and we totes appreciate that you … Read more →
Hooray, hooray, this day is finally here! And by this day, I mean the first day of all the barista- and cafe-owner-centric events at the SCAA show here in Boston! Here are our picks for the things to do to make the most of your day. 9 a.m. to 4:30 … Read more →
I wasn’t going to get emotional about this, but when Barista Magazine Publisher Kenneth Olson and I walked off the plane at Logan Airport in Boston, I was suddenly overcome with memories. He encouraged me to write what follows. These things happened here 10 years ago:• I attended my very … Read more →
Happy Humpday everyone! You thought we were going to forget about you guys because we’re at the SCAA show in Boston? Not a chance! The SCAA is fun and all, but only a teensy tiny percentage of the people that Barista Magazine serves are going to SCAA. Most of Barista … Read more →
The votes are in! The new councilmembers for the Barista Guild of America are: Alex Littlejohn, Verve Coffee Roasters Miguel Vicuna, Metropolis Coffee Lohi Laila Ghambari, Caffe Ladro Cole McBride, Visions Espresso Congratulations, guys!
One of the coolest events to watch this week at the SCAA in Boston in the Activity Hall (where all the competitions will take place), IMHO, is going to be the U.S. Cup Tasters Championship. These folks are bonkers, and I mean that in the best possible way. The Cup … Read more →
Man oh man, has the Brewers Cup competition grown by leaps and bounds in the mere three years it’s been around or what? In the United States, we’ve enjoyed six exciting Regional Brewers Cup competitions this year, which have done nothing but show me how popular and relevant this coffee … Read more →