So you want to be a (great) barista competitor

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30 Days of Blog – Day 22 – Coffee packaging and freshness

Welcome to day 22 of 30. While catching up on sleep from international travel I have been watching a little news around the world, and want to start out today with a note about Puerto Rico. I (and maybe you too) have friends in PR who have been hit incredibly hard by...

Traveling for Barista Competitions – 6 Tips for Success

With the US Barista Championship Qualifying Event quickly approaching here in Kansas City, you may find yourself packing bags and boxes with competition wares in mind. During my competition career I found myself packing boxes full of comp gear for cross country and...

4 Barista Competition Tips

I am asked questions about competing all the time. As a seasoned competitor I have spent the better part of 7 years of competing, which adds up to a lot of experience. This experience can be measured in a lot of ways. It equates to 31 officially scored presentations....