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Specialty Coffee Portland

Week in Pictures: The People of Specialty Coffee

Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. From April 19 – 22, 2012, most of those people were accomplished coffee professionals at the Specialty Coffee Association of America event at...
Coffee Hawaii

Interview: U.S. Barista Champion Pete Licata (Honolulu Coffee)

I first met Pete Licata in Hollywood, as he won the 2010 Western Regional Barista Competition before catching a return flight to Honolulu. The longtime coffee pro relocated from Kansas to Paradise in 2009,...
Barista Champion

Interview: 2010 U.S. Barista Champion Michael Phillips

This past weekend, Intelligentsia’s Michael Phillips outperformed 59 other top baristas to retain the American coffee crown in Anaheim, at the United States Barista Championship. He’ll be in London from June 23-25 for the...
Barista Chicago

Interview: Michael Phillips (2010 Great Lakes Regional Barista Champion)

From April 15-18, 2010, Anaheim is hosting the United States Barista Championship. Leading up to the competition, Food GPS is showcasing regional barista champions. Here’s Michael Phillips from Intelligentsia Coffee, the 2010 Great Lakes...