United States Barista Championship 2015 Finalists!

Here are the United States Barista Championship 2015 Finalists! The semifinal round the USBC has wrapped up and now we have the names of the six baristas who will compete for the national title. It’s been an exciting competition with some amazing baristas demonstrating terrific techniques and brewing up some … Read more →

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Hello HoneyCo!

About this time last year, we were putting the finishing touches on our April+May issue, which was our 9th anniversary issue and would be the one we would distribute thousands of copies of at the big SCAA show in Seattle. It was one of our most fun and popular covers … Read more →


This is Science! Meet Andy Freivogel

ARTICLE BY SARAH ALLEN PHOTOS BY ALYCE HENSON I met Andy Freivogel a few months ago when he emailed to tell me about his new company, Science. OK, yeah, I’m in love with the name. Simple, provocative, and just awesome, right? But Andy’s story proved even more fascinating—he had chased … Read more →


U.S. Coffee Championships: Schedule of All Things Awesome

It’s almost here! The 2015 United States Coffee Championships! With the World Barista Championship scheduled to take place during the SCAA show in April—which is when the U.S. Coffee Championships usually take place—the coffee contests will be held as a stand-alone event starting this Thursday in Long Beach, Calif. It’s … Read more →


Snuggle Up for Valentine’s Day!

(Pictured at top: Cedar and Cade, Barista Magazine staffers) We like the way our friends at Café Grumpy in NYC define what Valentine’s Day means: Snuggling with a sweet dog or cat, especially one who needs a home and love, is one of the best signs of love we know. So … Read more →

James Davalos, manager of ChocXO in Lake Forest and winner of ietnt round 4 at Lift, one of three judges for the night.

Inland Empire TNT Celebrates SoCal Coffee

As one of the very strongest independent guilds/clubs our specialty coffee industry can boast, the Inland Empire TNT group throw another one of their now-famous events last Thursday at Dripp Coffee Bar in China Hills, Calif. Photographer Andrew Oliveros, who is kind enough to share these great photos here on Barista Magazine’s … Read more →


Saturday Series: The Rialta Coffee Tour, Part 17

The Ultimate Coffee Road Trip Across the United States. This week: Springfield, Missouri Editor’s note: We began publishing reports from Don Niemyer about the cafes he visited on his cross-country coffee tour back in the summer of 2013, and we’ve loved following his journey, learning about amazing coffeehouses out there in the … Read more →

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