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The Life of a Barista Soldier

A barista deployed to serve in the U.S. Army in Bahrain finds comfort in brewing coffee for his peers Editor’s note: Barista Magazine contributor Diana Mnatsakanyan, who is head barista trainer at Amelie’s French Bakery in Charlotte, N.C., operates a beautiful blog called Bloom CLT—you should check it out. Diana was so … Read more →


Asheville’s Vortex Doughnuts Raises Money for Ethiopia School Project Through Chain Collaborative Effort

In a groundbreaking group effort between the Nicaragua-based nonprofit The Chain Collaborative, Asheville, N.C.’s Vortex Donuts, Amsterdam’s Trabocca, and the Ethiopian farm Suke Quto, money is being raised for a desperately needed school FROM STAFF REPORTS BARISTA MAGAZINE Collaboration is at the root of a lot of great things happening … Read more →

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Barista Training Camp: Prepping for the 2016 USBC Qualifying Event. Part 3 of 10

Illustration by Alabaster Barista Training Camp, Weekly Series, Part 3: The Milk-Drink Round BY ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE All I’ve done this week is stare at beautiful glassware that is in no way functional for competition, but I lust over it regardless. Like these hand blown Cabrillo glasses ( I. … Read more →

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