Now TNTing in NOLA: The New Orleans Barista Social Club

Now TNTing in NOLA: The New Orleans Barista Social Club

February 25, 2015 1:36 pm

Baristas are organizing in New Orleans — not in a Woody Guthrie way, but in a “let’s all get together, have some fun, develop our craft […]

Brewers Cup: From the Shadows to the Cutting Edge in Manual Brewing

Brewers Cup: From the Shadows to the Cutting Edge in Manual Brewing

February 24, 2015 12:07 pm

by Clark Le Compte Brewers Cup could be considered the younger sibling to the higher-profile, SCAA-sponsored Barista Championship. As younger siblings do, it has in recent […]

Say Hello to the 2015 U.S. Coffee Championship Winners

Say Hello to the 2015 U.S. Coffee Championship Winners

February 23, 2015 3:06 pm

A massive assortment of coffee talent gathered in the Long Beach (Calif.) Arena this past weekend for the 2015 U.S. Coffee Championships, where some heavy hardware […]

Direct from Dublin: The World’s Best Irish Coffee Recipe

Direct from Dublin: The World’s Best Irish Coffee Recipe

February 20, 2015 12:16 pm

  Let’s operate under the assumption that the best Irish Coffee in Ireland is indubitably the world’s best. Although the drink was made famous in […]

High-Concept Brewing and Passionate Service at Amethyst Coffee in Denver

High-Concept Brewing and Passionate Service at Amethyst Coffee in Denver

February 18, 2015 12:54 pm

After a rapid ascension as a professional barista that took her from her native East Coast to Denver, Elle Taylor has made the huge and somewhat terrifying leap from […]

We Highly Suggest Doing The Hustle with Coffee Savant Matt Perger

We Highly Suggest Doing The Hustle with Coffee Savant Matt Perger

February 12, 2015 11:30 am

Matt Perger has a lot to say about coffee: He’s always getting into it on Twitter; musings on his personal site are essential and entertaining reading; and […]

Philly Police Seeking Man Who Robbed Ultimo Coffee at Gunpoint

Philly Police Seeking Man Who Robbed Ultimo Coffee at Gunpoint

January 28, 2015 1:05 pm

Much-loved South Philadelphia coffee shop Ultimo Coffee was robbed last week, with an unknown assailant holding a barista and at least one patron at gunpoint while […]

2014 Year in Review: Retail and Barista News

2014 Year in Review: Retail and Barista News

December 26, 2014 8:10 am

If anything, 2014 has proven that the North American retail market has opportunities for growth in all directions. As big chains plowed forward with obsessive retail […]

‘I Want to Be a Barista’ Profiles Dozens of Coffee Counter Trailblazers

‘I Want to Be a Barista’ Profiles Dozens of Coffee Counter Trailblazers

December 8, 2014 1:35 pm

Once relegated to entry-level, part-time position work, the barista has only in the past few decades come to be a legitimate profession. This is thanks […]

Blue Bottle Publicly Defending Some Cuts to Part-Timer Benefits

Blue Bottle Publicly Defending Some Cuts to Part-Timer Benefits

November 26, 2014 12:38 pm

Blue Bottle Coffee is publicly defending its decision to cut health insurance benefits to some of its existing part-time employees as part of a company-wide […]