SCAA Cancels Regional Barista Competitions

Why we’re gravely disappointed in the SCAA’s decision to eliminate regional barista competitions—and the method by which they made the announcement BY SARAH ALLEN, EDITOR BARISTA MAGAZINE The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) announced today that regional barista competitions will cease to exist beginning with the 2016 competition year. … Read more →

The walk up window for summer refreshment at Heritage Outpost.

Caffeine Crawl Chicago Blows Into the Windy City

The action-packed Caffeine Crawl Chicago in June was one of the best in history BY SADIE COWELL SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE After four years of Caffeine Crawls across the country, the caffeinated charge came to Chicago in June, in collaboration with Coffee Fest. Asado Coffee Roasters kicked off multiple routes … Read more →


Medellin’s Growing Specialty Coffee Scene

Medellin, Colombia boasts some new top-flight specialty coffee cafés I was fortunate enough to visit Antioquia last week to attend the New Generation of Coffee Growers camp, and along the way I got to spend a little time visiting some new cafés in the region’s capital, Medellin. Not too long … Read more →


Black Eagle Gravimetric Events Coming to NYC, Maine

The Victoria Arduino Black Eagle Gravimetric Espresso Machine to Make Its East Coast Debut this Week One of the highlights of this year’s Specialty Coffee Association of America Conference in Seattle was an evening event hosted by Nuova Simonelli and Victoria Arduino to introduce the new Victoria Arduino Black Eagle … Read more →

A cappuccino for here, for you at Novo Coffee on Gilpin. Photo by: Erica Krysl.

Essay: Feminine Beauty in Denver’s Coffee Scene

BY KRISTYN WADE SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE The coffee scene in Denver is taking over the world one woman at a time. Whether it’s the barista who serves you your cappuccino, the owner who appreciates every single person who walks in their door, or the roaster’s family who is the … Read more →


Coffee Fest Chicago is Here! Our Tips for Making it Great

We’re so excited to be in Chicago for another great edition of Coffee Fest, which continues to be the best coffee show for small retailers around. The show floor is manageable, the companies represented are exactly the kinds of products independent cafe owners are looking for, the ticket price is … Read more →

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