Plants not affected by CLR last year will have normal harvests in the coming year.

Coffee-Leaf Rust Recovery: A 2 to 5–Year Process?

Editor’s note: We got an overwhelming response from the article by Chad Trewick, “Rust on the Rampage,” in the April+May issue of Barista Magazine. The topic of coffee-leaf rust and the devastation it’s causing in Central America is one we are all just starting to talk about because unfortunately, coffee-leaf … Read more →

Some of the new specialty cafes in Paris are located within walking distance of Paris' top attractions; Telescope, for example, is about 300 yards from the Louvre.

Cafés Chic Très Parisien

That’s right, folks: time for me to start brushing up on my weak-kneed French. That there above says “Cool/Stylish Parisian Cafes.” I think. The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe’s annual World of Coffee event will commence one week from today in Nice, France, and me and my elementary-school-level grasp of … Read more →


The BARTISTA PROJECT in Paris, France

Editor’s note: I first met the legendary Gloria Montenegro Chirouze, owner of La Cafeotheque de Paris, France, when I was in Milan a few years ago at a La Marzocco Out of the Box event. She’s simply wonderful both as a person and a visionary: it’s widely agreed upon that … Read more →

Former barista competitor Ryan Willbur judges at the Southwest Regional Barista Competition. He says what he learned as a competitor makes judging especially important to him. Photo by Kenneth R. Olson

Why I Judge: An Essay by Christine Goepfert

Editor’s note: When Christine contacted me with the idea of writing for Barista Magazine about why she finds it not only interesting and fun, but also extremely educational to judge barista competitions, I was excited. From the formal contest that culminates in the World Barista Championship, to every other kind … Read more →

Honduras Cup of Excellence 2013 winner Jorge Lanza and his family.

Cup of Excellence Auctions Are Upon Us!

Last Thursday marked the first of the Central American Cup of Excellence auctions of the year, with Honduras up to bat. Twenty-two farmers who had entered this year’s competition gathered together at the Instituto Hondureño del Café quality lab in San Pedro Sula to watch the annual online auction, and … Read more →

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