I’m lucky enough to be in beautiful Paris, France, right now attending the French Coffee Championships. In between watching the talented baristas taking part in the French Barista Championship, Latte Art Championship, Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, Cup Tasters Championship, and ”for the first time ”Brewers Cup, my international pals and I have been taking in the city, which has been warm and full of sunshine every day since I arrived.
I’ll have a longer article about the event and the lovely cafes we visited in Paris in the June+July issue of Barista Magazine, but meantime, I wanted to share some photos from here while the competitions are still hot and live!
Sarah Allen (she/her) is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.