From Lebron and the Browns to this Barista Calendar, Cleveland is Hot Right Now

From Lebron and the Browns to this Barista Calendar, Cleveland is Hot Right Now

November 10, 2014 11:56 am

Despite the impending winter, where each frosty gust blustering in from Lake Erie will weather the soul down to mere shell, things are going real good […]

2014 Coffee Fest National Winners and The Making of “America’s Best Espresso”

2014 Coffee Fest National Winners and The Making of “America’s Best Espresso”

October 31, 2014 1:09 pm

Coffee Fest held its final show of the year this month in Portland, including the national competitions for its three flagship events: America’s Best Coffeehouse […]

How These Brewers Are Changing the Silly ‘Barista-Quality’ Concept

How These Brewers Are Changing the Silly ‘Barista-Quality’ Concept

October 28, 2014 12:50 pm

As the craft coffee retail segment continues its growth throughout virtually every corner of North America, its influence on the home brewing segment is undeniable. Home […]

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 […]