In early 2012, after being selected by the World Coffee Events organization as the official espresso machine for the World Barista Championship (WBC) for 2012–2014, Nuova Simonelli launched the first of its kind traveling education series on the machine that would be used for this event, which is regarded as … Read more →
We were excited to share the fantastic video produced by Dalla Corte that features previous Barista Champion of Mexico, Fabrizio Sención Ramírez a week ago, and you guys loved it! Loads of you came right here to the blog to watch it. So when I saw Antonella Curtrona of Dalla … Read more →
It’s a sweet treat this week that’s up for grabs in BMag’s Humpday Giveaway—we send our friends at Stumptown Coffee a big huge thank you for donating the two bags of coffees for this week’s contest. As Skip Colombo of Stumptown told me, these are some of the roasters’ favorites … Read more →
Happy humpday, everyone! OMG we personally cannot believe that we’re back home after the banana-pants craziness of Boston—we had so much fun seeing all of our friends! But as wonderful as the show was, it makes being back home in beautiful Portland, Oregon, all the more sweet. Being back in … Read more →
It’s hard to believe the SCAA show in Boston ended on Sunday—feels like forever ago. The explosions that took place at the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday were incredibly tragic, and we’ve taken time to reflect on the terrible suffering occurring in the wake of these deaths and … Read more →
Here are some shots from the final day of action at the 2013 USBC and SCAA Event in Boston. It was great to see so many old friends and make new ones!
6. Charlie Habegger, Intelligentsia 5. Nick Purvis, The French Press 4. Sam Lewontin, Everyman Espresso 3. Trevor Corlett, MadCap 2. Charles Babinski, G&B WINNER: PETE LICATA!!!!!
Nick Purvis has coffee in his blood: his brother, Sam, won the Northwest Regional Barista Championship in 2011. But Nick’s been succeeding on a high level in his own right for a long time. He’s the manager of the super popular cafe The French Press in Santa Barbara, Calif., which … Read more →
Sam Lewonski is affectionately known as “the other Sam” at Everyman Espresso in New York. That’s because he and his boss, Sam Penix, are essentially attached at the hip. The two friends support each other in everything to do. It’s hard to imagine Everyman without either of them. This is … Read more →
Please welcome Charlie Habegger to the USBC finals stage—and Charlie is something pretty special. This is only his second time competing, and anyone who follows barista competitions, especially in the uber competitive United States knows that it’s a very rare thing for somwone who has only competed once before to … Read more →