The Nordic 2015 World Barista Championship Presentations

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The first two days of the 2015 World Barista Championship in Seattle are over. The 49 competitors have done what they can and are now waiting to see which of them advance to the semifinals on Saturday. So take an hour out and enjoy Kalle, Søren, Linnea and Alexander’s performances—videos are included below. Update! Kalle and Alexander made it to the semifinals! More »

From the Archives
Your Favourite Coffee Memory: Olav Løkken Reisop, Norway

Our fourth winner is Olav Løkken Reisop of Oslo, who won a Wilfa Malt grinder. Olav is a published author, and his favourite coffee memory is a very evocative story of how he came around to enjoying coffee, a journey we’re sure many of you have also taken. More »

The 2015 World Barista and Aeropress Championships in Seattle

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Between the 9th and 12th of April, the World Barista Championship will be held in Seattle. National Champions from 49 countries meet over four intense days of competition that will gradually whittle the field down to one: Hidenori Izaki’s successor as World Champion. More »

The 2015 Norwegian Coffee Championships

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Five new champions were crowned yesterday. The best of the competitive coffee professionals in Norway gathered at Foodtech in Oslo the last three days to vie for the judges’ favour. There was a mix of veteran and new competitors this year, including most of last years’ champions. The new champions will go to either Seattle or Gothenburg to compete in the world championships later this year. More »

Learning from the Best: The Barista Hustle

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The last ten years have seen fantastic improvements in our collective understanding of coffee — not just in brewing, but every part of the chain, from the moment a coffee tree is planted. While there is still much work to be done across the entire industry, it has never been easier for a single person — professional or not — to build a solid, comprehensive understanding of coffee. Unfortunately, a lot of the information available out there is only available piecemeal, couched in very technical jargon or otherwise not as easily available as it should be. This is where Matt Perger and his Barista Hustle comes in. More »

A Film About Coffee

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If you have an interest in specialty coffee or enjoy documentaries, you should watch this film. Intended by its director, Brandon Loper, to be a “love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee”, A Film About Coffee accomplishes this through letting the people and places in it speak for themselves. More »