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Specialty Coffee Portland

Week in Pictures: Specialty Coffee People

Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. From April 19 – 22, 2012, accomplished specialty coffee people convened at the Specialty Coffee Association of America event at the Oregon Convention...
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Interview: 2010 World Barista Champion Michael Phillips

On June 25, Intelligentsia’s Michael Phillips outperformed more than 50 national barista champions in London to become the first World Barista Champion from the U.S. His espressos, cappuccinos and signature beverage scored him 706...
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Interview: 2009 World Barista Champion Gwilym Davies

Until 2008, longtime coffee pro Gwilym Davies never even thought of competing at a barista championship. He was perfectly content making espresso drinks at his London coffee cart and trading ideas about coffee at...
Barista Chicago

Interview: 2008 World Barista Champion Stephen Morrissey

2008 World Barista Champion Stephen Morrissey was recently in Los Angeles to help emcee the Western Regional Barista Competition. After the first day of competition, I had a chance to sit down and discuss...
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Stephen Morrissey on Barista Competitions

The primary goal of the barista competition is to educate. It does not pretend to be a true reflection of the average cafe experience because for the most part there is great fault to...