A History of Cafe Imports’ Barista Origin Trip and What It’s Like to Be a Fly on the Wall

A History of Cafe Imports’ Barista Origin Trip and What It’s Like to Be a Fly on the Wall

October 20, 2014 12:06 pm

As some of the best baristas from San Antonio to St. Paul take the competition stage early next month at the US Coffee Championships Big […]

These Humanoid Robot Baristas Want to Be Your ‘Partner’

These Humanoid Robot Baristas Want to Be Your ‘Partner’

October 15, 2014 2:23 pm

Remember in the 1980s when humanoid robots were going to take all our jobs, and perhaps even stage a full-scale cybernetic revolt? The future of the […]

Meet Will Shurtz, the 22-Year-Old Helping Shape Coffee in Greenville, S.C.

Meet Will Shurtz, the 22-Year-Old Helping Shape Coffee in Greenville, S.C.

October 7, 2014 7:06 am

Will Shurtz always figured he’d be going to college, but at age 17, plans changed in a big way when he jumped with both feet […]

What is a Coffee Ambassador? Thoughts from Temple’s Eton Tsuno

What is a Coffee Ambassador? Thoughts from Temple’s Eton Tsuno

September 3, 2014 3:06 pm

by Eton Tsuno of Temple Coffee This origin trip was different from most. Instead of a backpack, hiking boots, and rain jacket, I packed blazers, […]

Big Eastern Coffee Championships Heading to Durham Nov. 21-23

Big Eastern Coffee Championships Heading to Durham Nov. 21-23

August 29, 2014 11:22 am

The SCAA and Barista Guild of America have confirmed the schedule for this year’s Big Eastern regional U.S. Coffee Championships, taking place Nov. 21-23 at […]

Big Central Barista Championship Returning to Minneapolis in November

Big Central Barista Championship Returning to Minneapolis in November

August 21, 2014 11:56 am

  The Specialty Coffee Association of America has just announced that the Big Central Regional Coffee Competition will be returning to Minneapolis for a second […]

A Tale of Water Disasters, Michael Cera and the Randomness of Barista Life

A Tale of Water Disasters, Michael Cera and the Randomness of Barista Life

August 11, 2014 7:58 am

You’re having a rough few days on the job. Nothing is working as it should, forces beyond your control are conspiring against you, you’re tired, covered […]

Allegra Events to Debut ‘Coffee Masters’ Skills Competition at London Coffee Festival

Allegra Events to Debut ‘Coffee Masters’ Skills Competition at London Coffee Festival

July 29, 2014 10:04 am

London-based Allegra Events has created a new comprehensive skills competition format, called Coffee Masters, for the 2015 London Coffee Festival. The production company says the […]

Barista Nation in Denver: Schedule Plus Tips on How to Behave

Barista Nation in Denver: Schedule Plus Tips on How to Behave

July 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Specialty coffee has been exploding in Denver over the past couple years, making the Mile-High City a perfect locale for this weekend’s start-up-themed Barista Nation, the […]

The 2015 U.S. Coffee Championships is Taking its Talents to Long Beach

The 2015 U.S. Coffee Championships is Taking its Talents to Long Beach

July 22, 2014 2:19 pm

The Specialty Coffee Association of America has announced that the U.S. Coffee Championships will be held February 19–22, 2015, at the recently renovated Long Beach (Calif.) […]