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.) […]

Handsome Coffee Co-Founder Michael Phillips Introspective as the Brand’s Sun Sets

Handsome Coffee Co-Founder Michael Phillips Introspective as the Brand’s Sun Sets

July 14, 2014 2:02 pm

Handsome Coffee Roasters in Los Angeles is officially transitioning into a Blue Bottle Coffee location this week, marking the end of the brand created by […]

How Former Competitors Andy Sprenger and Kapo Chiu Became World-Class Collaborators

How Former Competitors Andy Sprenger and Kapo Chiu Became World-Class Collaborators

July 1, 2014 1:00 pm

The concept of relationships in coffee is a huge one, applying to any combination of people including farmers, importers, buyers, roasters and consumers. But the […]

These Transparent Portafilter Videos Are Extractly What You Need Right Now

These Transparent Portafilter Videos Are Extractly What You Need Right Now

July 1, 2014 11:22 am

Is there any way we can have transparent portafilters in commercial applications? Traditional thinking says no, since the necessary adhesives and plastics would not withstand heavy […]

Starbucks to Pay Baristas’ Tuitions, But There Are Strings Attached

Starbucks to Pay Baristas’ Tuitions, But There Are Strings Attached

June 17, 2014 1:25 pm

In one of the company’s biggest press barrages to date, Starbucks yesterday announced a partnership plan with Arizona State University that will reimburse college students […]