Three men stand together on a coffee farm.
People in Coffee

Direct Trade: Purpose Over Definition

We explore the intricacies of ’direct trade’ in the coffee industry through insights from Nikola Sunko, green buyer and roaster at Bell Lane Coffee. BY VASILEIA FANARIOTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos courtesy of Bell Lane Coffee […]

USBC 2024

Frank La’s Triumphant USBC Return: Part One

In his second year competing again after a nine-year hiatus, the Los Angeles-based barista became the 2024 U.S. Barista Champion. BY CHRIS RYANBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo courtesy of Pacific Barista Series When the 2023 […]