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Responding to Change: One Year of Online Barista Training

Part one of a two-part story BY JON SHADEL SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Last year, one of the world’s leading coffee schools, the American Barista and Coffee School (ABCS), launched Online Barista Training, their first-ever online coffee course. In part, the launch was ABCS’ natural response to the demands of … Read more →

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Troglo Will Make Your WiFi Work for You—We Promise.

Increased customer insight means increased sales. We’ve been getting to know a company called Troglo recently, since we started working with the awesome Andy Freivogel of Science, and we’ve learned some pretty interesting things about your WiFi. That’s right, coffeehouse owners, I’m talking to you. According to Henning Moe, co-founder of … Read more →

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The First Rule of Brew Fight Club Is…

OK, the prize for the coolest new name for a coffee contest, in my book, has to be Brew Fight Club. Founded and organized by Amnaj Bholsangngam of Chimney Coffee in L.A., and Kian Abedini of Compelling & Rich Roasters, also in L.A., Brew Fight Club, Battle: Chemex takes place TONIGHT at Chimney … Read more →

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Colorado Springs Does TNT Right

BY DON NIEMYER SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE It was a Thursday night along the front range of the Rocky Mountains, and I was making my way to downtown Colorado Springs. I had only been in town a few days, but already figured out that the coffee scene had jumped forward … Read more →

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Highwire Coffee Acquires Berkeley, Calif. Café Darling, Local 123

Oakland, Calif. specialty-coffee roaster Highwire Coffee Roasters has purchased Local 123, a Berkeley, Calif. cafe with a loyal following, a reputation for excellence, and a great staff. Frieda Hoffman, co-founder of Local 123, tells us that she approached Highwire owners Robert Myers, Rich Avella, and Eric Hashimoto early in 2015 about … Read more →

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United States Barista Championship 2015 Finalists!

Here are the United States Barista Championship 2015 Finalists! The semifinal round the USBC has wrapped up and now we have the names of the six baristas who will compete for the national title. It’s been an exciting competition with some amazing baristas demonstrating terrific techniques and brewing up some … Read more →

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