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 […]

Introducing the Barista Guild of Europe and the European Barista Camp

Introducing the Barista Guild of Europe and the European Barista Camp

June 17, 2014 11:23 am

One of the most exciting program announcements at World of Coffee in Rimini last week was that of the first European Barista Camp, being organized by […]

How to Brew the World’s Best Aeoropress: The 2014 World Champion’s Recipe

How to Brew the World’s Best Aeoropress: The 2014 World Champion’s Recipe

June 13, 2014 4:00 pm

Looking to up your Aeropress game? Who better to instruct than the recently crowned 2014 World Aeropress Champion Shuichi Sasaki of Paul Bassett in Japan, who came […]

Hidenori Izaki of Japan Named 2014 World Barista Champion in Rimini

Hidenori Izaki of Japan Named 2014 World Barista Champion in Rimini

June 12, 2014 1:56 pm

A field of 54 national barista champions has been whittled down to one, as Japan’s Hidenori Izaki of Maruyama Coffee Company in Nagano earlier today […]