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Third Wave Water making waves in the specialty coffee industry

CEDARVILLE, OH, U.S. – Third Wave Water is proud to announce its successful integration with many top performing brewing recipes during Specialty Coffee Association competition. Competitors using Third Wave Water placed first and second in the United States and Polish competitions and first in the Ukraine.

South Africa’s best barista is brewing up a storm in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – SA’s best barista is brewing up a storm at a popular coffee shop in Cape Town. Winston Thomas (PICTURE), 26 is the lead Barista and Head of the Barista Academy at Origin Coffee Roasters. The coffee addict from Strand now has the title of SA National Barista Champion and will travel to Seoul ...

Faema E71 is the official machine of the Spanish Latte Art Championship

BINASCO, Italy – Faema E71, which was designed for the international community of baristas and coffee specialists, will be the official machine used for the final round of the Spanish Latte Art Championship, the winner of which will go on to compete in the World Championship in Budapest in June.

Top Filipino baristas to represent Philippines in world coffee competitions

MANILA, The Philippines – The Philippines has crowned this year’s best barista and latte art craftsman from a dozen of coffee professionals who competed during the two national coffee championships at the first Philippine Restaurant, Café and Bar Expo (Philresca) on March 2-4, World Trade Center Metro Manila.

Kyle Ramage of Mahlkönig USA is the 2017 U.S. Barista Champion!

SEATTLE, U.S. – After an overwhelmingly exciting competition during the latest SCAA event in Seattle, Kyle Ramage of Mahlkönig USA took the top honor, outperforming a range of skilled professional baristas that had showcased impressively inspiring presentations.

Coffee conquers the world and comes out in force at HostMilano 2017

MILAN, Italy – Black, bitter, lingering and stimulating. Healthy and convivial. Capable of being frozen or boiled. Able to adapt to the world of pastries or to gastronomical delights, without losing its aromatic soul. Coffee is all this and more: a precious, unique product that is unremittingly conquering the world.

Mahlkönig’s Kyle Ramage is the 2017 United States Barista Champion

SEATTLE, U.S. – About 12,000 people attended last week-end SCA’s Global Specialty Coffee Expo. For the first time this year, the expo on Sunday was also open to coffee enthusiasts among the general public. The pros attending Friday could sit in classes on espresso and milk steaming fundamentals or introduction to sensory ...

Barista-Engineer Nicolás Rico wins the first Colombian Brewer Champion

ARMENIA, Quindío, Colombia – With a score of 146.35 over 200, 33-year-old Nicolás Rico won 1st place in the first Colombian Brewers Cup. Luisa Fernanda Rubiano, of Café 1800, and Cristian Raigosa, from Desarrolladores de Café and Café Rituales, won second and third place respectively.

Chinese barista Cong Yuan is the first contestant of Barista & Farmer

RIMINI, Italy –It's Cong Yuan, 22 years old from Shanghai, the first of the ten participants of Barista & Farmer, the only international talent show that glorifies the production chain of the quality coffee. The fourth event celebrating the culture and excellence of coffee worldwide is to take place in 2018 in Colombia.

Daylight Mind Coffee Co.announces all-Hawaiian signature drink contest

KAILUA-KONA, HI, U.S. – Daylight Mind Coffee Company, in conjunction with the Hawaii Coffee Association, is hosting an all-Hawaiian signature drink contest at the annual Specialty Coffee Global Expo in Seattle. The contest will be a celebration of Hawaiian coffee and creative use of Hawai‘i-produced products.