ACE executive director Debbie Hill resigns, Susie Spindler returns On Wednesday, Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) Chairperson, Geoff Watts, announced that current executive director Debbie Hill has resigned. Susie Spindler—who worked for ACE as executive director since its inception, but who retired in 2014—will return as the interim executive director. … Read more →
Aida Batlle Selection, with Blue Bottle, brings specialty coffee to New York Fashion Week BY CHAD TREWICK SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE When a childhood friend who works in fashion PR (www.bradburylewis.com) reached out to me to see if I could think of someone who would sponsor an early morning fashion-week … Read more →
Brush up on your coffee cocktails skills in two masterclasses this week at Bar Termini in London Marco Arrigo and Mulmar Foodservice Solutions will offer to a mixologist masterclass called “Coff-tails” on Tuesday, February 16, and Wednesday, February 17, at the famous Bar Termini in London. Head of Quality for Illy, Marco … Read more →
Coffee companies to help raise money for MyMusicRx, a healing music program for kids with cancer Header image courtesy of MyMusicRx Portland, Ore.-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters is playing a big role in a fundraising effort happening tomorrow—Valentine’s Day—for Children’s Cancer Association’s MyMusicRx program. With the help of Stumptown’s national sales team and through … Read more →
Brazilian Coffee Merchants Ally Coffee brings back the Origin Trip Sponsorship, with a twist—Brewers Cup and Roaster Champs to join Barista Champs Ally Coffee has resurrected the Origin Trip Sponsorship for 2016. The sponsorship—which was initiated by Café Imports in 2011—will take the top two from the United States Barista Championship; the top … Read more →
Caffeine Crawl San Diego hit loads of coffee hotspots in the thriving cafe culture of this So-Cal city BY SADIE COLWELL SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Year three of Caffeine Crawl San Diego kicked off with gorgeous weather, excited Crawlers, and the biggest cafe lineup yet! We spent Friday afternoon strolling … Read more →
In case you missed it, or are already reminiscing about it, here are some great photos from the USCC Qualifying Event last week in Kansas City PHOTOS BY AKAASH SAINI* SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE *unless otherwise noted
World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic announces a new set of auctions for El Salvador and Honduras – Project Origin: Best Ofs Project Origin is an Australian-based green coffee importer founded by 2015 World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic from Ona Coffee to find and promote great coffees, support coffee farmers, and bring … Read more →
Here is the schedule of competitors going on today—Friday, February 5—at the U.S. Barista Championship and U.S. Brewers Cup Qualifying Event today in Kansas City. AND the evening’s social events are listed at the bottom. Watch the livestream Central Time HERE.
Here is the schedule of competitors going on today—Thursday, February 4—at the U.S. Barista Championship and U.S. Brewers Cup Qualifying Event today in Kansas City. AND the evening’s social events are listed at the bottom. Watch the livestream Central Time HERE.