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Josh Littlefield and The Great American Coffee Tour

New Yorker Josh Littlefield sets forth on the North American coffee tour of a lifetime BY ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE New York-based coffee trainer and lover of doughnuts, Josh Littlefield, embarked on a coffee tour of the United States recently, and will be visiting shops all over America … Read more →

Coffee Education in Oaxaca. Photo courtesy of UNECAFE

Rainforest Alliance on the Forefront of Compensating Farmers for Sustainable Land Use

BY RACHEL NORTHROP SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE There’s an idea percolating among global leaders in sustainability: pay landholders who do the right thing. If so much of the world’s current habits of deforestation and contamination causing land degradation and ecosystem destruction are driven by—and often justified by—profit, then sustainable and … Read more →

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Fika: A Lovely Web Series

Fika: Fabian Schmid’s web series explores the Swedish ritual of having coffee BY SARAH ALLEN BARISTA MAGAZINE In Gothenburg, Sweden, last summer for the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe’s World of Coffee event, we wondered about fika. You see the word dotted into text and hear it pop up in conversation constantly, and … Read more →


Barista & Farmer 2016: Brazil – Report from the Ground

A Report from Barista & Farmer 2016: Brazil The third installment of the innovative educational program, reality show, and competition, Barista & Farmer began this week in Brazil. Ten baristas from around the world were selected to participate in the event. They were chosen after submitting video applications and collecting … Read more →

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