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 →

TMF’s brew bar will feature Aero Press, Chemex, Hario Pour Overs and French Press offerings.

Taylor Maid Farms Opens New Bay Area Digs!

Happy opening day to our friends at Taylor Maid Farms in Sebastopol, California. For those of you not familiar with that area of Northern California, it’s some of the most beautiful land I’ve ever seen, hitched right alongside the famous Napa Valley. The doors to Taylor Maid Farms’ Organic Coffee … Read more →

Daniel Thompson's photography business is Buttondown Photography.

A Photographer Who Understands Coffee

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to look through the latest issue of Barista Magazine, June+July 2013 (and if you don’t have a subscription, you can read it for free online by clicking HERE.). We’re proud of this issue for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the … Read more →

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