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2016 WBC Finalist #4: Lem Butler, USA

Lem Butler is among the most beloved and respected coffee professionals in the United States. We are beyond thrilled that the international coffee community is now getting a chance to see his special brand of coffee magic, as well as his charming, authentic, kind demeanor. Lem is one of the … Read more →

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2016 WBC Finalist #3: Lex Wenneker, The Netherlands

The Netherlands has an interesting history at the WBC, with a high finish in 2008 (Lisbeth took 2nd), but not much presence in the semis and finals since then—until now. Lex Wenneker has been a surprise hit at this year’s competition, powering through the preliminary round all the way to … Read more →

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2016 WBC Finalist #2: Yoshikazu Iwase, Japan

We’re thrilled to see Yoshikazu Iwase back on the WBC stage this year. The two-time Japanese Barista Champion placed seventh at the 2015 World Barista Championship in Seattle, which was frankly devastating for him. He was so upset, in fact, that it almost stopped him from competing again. But rather … Read more →

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2016 WBC Finalist #1: Charlotte Malaval, France

What to say about the lovely Charlotte Malaval, Barista Champion of France? I first met her in 2014 at the French Barista Championship in Paris, where she came out of nowhere to take first place in a country that was quickly distinguishing itself as a powerhouse in coffee competitions (Victor … Read more →

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All the Parties in Dublin this Week!

Details on all the after-hours events taking place in Dublin during the World of Coffee, World Barista Championship, and World Brewers Cup! We’ve done a lot of digging to find out about all the awesome parties taking place during the next week of coffee excitement in Dublin, Ireland. Here’s the … Read more →

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Meet the 2016 World Barista Championship Competitors, Part 2

The 2016 National Barista Champions are headed for Ireland and the World Barista Championship, which begins on Wednesday There will be 61 countries represented at the 2016 World Barista Championship (WBC) in Dublin, Ireland, starting Wednesday. Here, meet the champions from Japan through Zambia. We posted photos of the champions … Read more →

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Meet the 2016 World Barista Championship Competitors, Part 1

The 2016 National Barista Champions are headed for Ireland and the World Barista Championship, which begins on Wednesday There will be 61 countries represented at the 2016 World Barista Championship (WBC) in Dublin, Ireland, starting Wednesday. Here, meet the champions from Austria through Italy. We’ll post photos of the champions from … Read more →

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St. Louis Coffee Community Shines at Caffeine Crawl Event

St. Louis further proved its chops as one of the fastest-growing coffee cities during Caffeine Crawl STL BY SADIE RENEE SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Year five of caffeinated exploration in the Gateway to the West (psst! That’s St. Louis) didn’t disappoint ­in the least, as 12 local roasteries, chocolatiers, and cafes … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Jennifer Yeatts of Higher Grounds

Get to know Jennifer Yeatts, director of coffee for Traverse City, Mich.’s Higher Grounds Trading Co. INTERVIEW BY DIANA MNATSAKANYAN Diana: Mnatsakanyan: How did you get started in coffee? What’s your “coffee story”? Jennifer Yeatts: I first worked at a coffee shop when I was attending college at Northern Michigan University in … Read more →

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