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London Latte Art Smackdown Series Heat 4!

STORY & PHOTOS BY KATE BEARD SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE The last of the preliminary heats of the London Latte Art Smackdown took place at Kaffeine this past Tuesday. Despite having a lower audience turnout than the previous weeks, the pressure and the stakes were just as high. There was still … Read more →


Saturday Series: The Rialta Coffee Tour, Part 7

The Ultimate Coffee Road Trip Across the United States. This week: Virginia to Florida 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 … Read more →

Have you ever been to the Blue Bottle cafe at the Mint? Then you'll find this as eerily amazing as I do.

Reimagining the Café… in Legos

Reason #38,965 why I love coffee people: They do stuff like build Lego models of espresso machines. I was recently in the sunny San Francisco Bay Area for a family visit and also a chance to catch up with some of my old coffee pals; Stephen Vick, who buys coffee … Read more →


London Latte Art Smackdown Series Heat 3!

STORY & PHOTOS BY KATE BEARD SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE For the third week in a row, baristas got steamy after hours at Kaffeine in London. Of course, I’m talking about all the milk being steamed for the London Latte Art Smackdown. Baristas from Artisan, Look Mum No Hands, Taylor … Read more →


MANE at Eight

The city of Providence, Rhode Island, hosted the eighth Mid-Atlantic Northeast Coffee Conference (MANE) this weekend. As a testament to the event’s growing popularity, for MANE 2014 the organizers moved it from its home for the last couple of years at the New Harvest Coffee roastery into the center of … Read more →

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