WBC Countdown: Barista Champion of Singapore Ryan Tan

RYAN TAN BARISTA CHAMPION OF SINGAPORE @Ryankierantan     Barista Magazine: Before coffee, did you work in a different job or industry, or what did you study in school? Ryan: I obtained my undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance at The University of Melbourne. BMag: How did you get started in coffee? Ryan: About … Read more →


Lessons from the Oregon Wine Industry

Last week’s meeting with Congressman Earl Blumenauer brought a couple of esteemed members of the Oregon wine industry in to meet with the local coffee roaster and retailing community. The Congressman had said in prior Roasters Forums that he felt there were a lot of similarities between the two groups … Read more →

Ronny of Belgium—who placed third in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship—makes me one of his internationally celebrated drinks.

When Baristas Party In Italy

We who work in the coffee industry—as baristas, roasters, cuppers, cafe owners, and even the few like me who get to write about them for a living—have it pretty good, for a lot of reasons. But one of the best reasons is the way we celebrate together. Perhaps one of … Read more →

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