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 […]

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 […]