La Scuola del Caffè to Open in Florence, Italy

Simonelli Group and Ditta Artigianale partner to offer educational resources for the Italian coffee community. BY KATRINA YENTCHBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Photos by Giulio Garosi for the Simonelli Group Italy’s specialty-coffee scene continues to bloom: The […]

WBC 2014 Rimini

Barista Champion of Italy

Editor’s note: As we approach the beginning of the 2014 World Barista Championship, which takes place in Rimini, Italy, June 9 “12, at the SCAE’s World of Coffee event, we would like to introduce you […]

WBC Melbourne 2013

WBC Finalist #3: Francesco Sanapo of Italy

Ohhhhh, Francesco. Francesco is one of the people who makes this industry great. He’s been at this for a long time ”15 years! ”and he’s been the Barista Champion of Italy three times. But not […]

DC Campus 2013

When Baristas Party In Italy

We who work in the coffee industry ”as baristas, roasters, cuppers, cafe owners, and even the few like me who get to write about them for a living ”have it pretty good, for a lot […]

World Barista Championship

Confirmed! WBC Heading to Italy, USA, and Ireland!

Just got the official confirmation from Laura Lee of World Coffee Events: the world’s biggest, most competitive, and most esteemed contest for baristas, the World Barista Championship (WBC), has finalized locations through 2016. In 2014, […]