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Baristas

The Good, the Bad and the Sad

Well, I guess I don’t know about the middle label, but here are a few stories around the world of coffee that I found interesting today. First, here’s a story from Boston about a couple […]

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Friends

Bean There Bike Ride in Jo-burg

I met Sarah Robinson, who co-owns Bean There Coffee Roasting in Johannesburg, South Africa, with her brother, Jonathan, earlier this year in Rwanda. We were both in Kigali to attend the East African Fine Coffee […]

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Barista Jams and Events

Twin Cities Barista Jam!

I’m so heartened to see more specialty coffee importers getting on the pro barista bandwagon. It’s great to see folks all along the coffee chain appreciating and understanding that professional baristas are playing an enormous […]

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News

A Letter from Honduras

Our friend, Ana Lucía Lardizabal de Hawit, 2008 Barista Champion of Honduras, wrote me an email today regarding Ken’s post about the coup in Honduras from a few days ago. Here is what she has […]

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WBC Atlanta 2009

Finalist #5: United Kingdom

World Barista Championship FINALIST #5 GWILYM DAVIES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM Gwilym is a chilled out British dude who lives on a boat in London with his dog. He has two coffee carts, and he’s […]

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WBC Atlanta 2009

Rwanda, Turkey, Lithuania, Iceland

#16: BARISTA CHAMPION OF RWANDA ”JEAN PIERRE NYAMABUMBA I was lucky enough to meet Jean Pierre ”or JP ”in Rwanda at the country’s first national barista championship, held last February in Kigali. JP is a […]

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Competitions

One Question: Do they need judges?

In another sign that the professional barista community continues to grow all around the globe, the tiny, tropical island nation of Vanuatu is holding its second annual International Barista Competition next week. The nation of […]

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WBC Copenhagen 2008

Competitors #34 ”#38

#34 NATIONAL CHAMPION OF KOREA JUNG-HYUN YOO WBC judge Brent Fortune went to Korea for the national championship recently (read abut it in the June-July 2008 issue of Barista Magazine) and was totally blown away […]

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Barista Magazine

Meet-and-Greet and Sign Posters

After a long day of getting acclimated to their new home at Øksnehallen, the venue for Wonderful Coffee and the World Barista Championship, the 52 national barista champions headed down the street for a Meet […]