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Barista Jams and Events

Manual Brew Fun in January

Yawn, yawn, yawn? Winter break is over, people! Time to get crankin into the new competition season. There’s a bonanza of coffee centric competitions starting up this month and continuing into next ”be sure to […]

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Competitions

Next Stop Colombia!

Two new champions just joined the ranks of those baristas traveling next June to Bogota with the finals of the First Annual Mexican Latte Art Championship and the Ninth Annual Mexican Barista Championship. The morning […]

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Competitions

Next Up ¡Finals!

Twenty-six competitors have competed over the last two days here in Mexico City for the Ninth Annual Mexican Barista Championship. And as with any competition, there have been amazing performances, heartbreaking mistakes and a  reaffirming […]

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Competitions

Mexican Barista Championships Underway

The MBC and the Mexican Latte Art Championship (with berths on the line for the World Championships in Colombia in 2011) are underway today, and the Mexican Coffee Expo trade show floor opens up today […]

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Competitions

Puerto Rico Crowns a Champion

The first national barista champion to get his ticket punched for Bogota next year comes from the island of Puerto Rico which held its national championship over the weekend at the first ever  Coffee Cast […]

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Competitions

Coffee Cast Underway

Today marks the start of the first national barista competition on the way toward Colombia next year with the beginning of the Puerto Rican championship at Coffee Cast. It’s also the site of the first […]

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Competitions

It’s Conary, Scott Conary

We often write about barista competitions, championships and barista champions, but it should never go without noting that a barista competition cannot happen without the tireless work of many volunteers. Among those volunteers are of […]

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Let's Talk Coffee '09 - Nicaragua

Let’s Talk Coffee – Nicaragua

So upon our arrival at Managua, USBC ’09 Champion, Michael Phillips and I were expecting to go up to Selva Negra to see the last day of the Seed to Cup Challenge. Instead we were […]

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Let's Talk Coffee '09 - Nicaragua

Let's Talk Coffee – Nicaragua

So upon our arrival at Managua, USBC ’09 Champion, Michael Phillips and I were expecting to go up to Selva Negra to see the last day of the Seed to Cup Challenge. Instead we were […]