12 Incredible Things That Happened At Kansas City Barista Nation


Kansas City, Missouri, and its attendant smaller cities and suburbs, might just be home to some of the most passionate baristas in the world. Companies like The Roasterie, Topeka's PT's Coffee and St. Louis' Kaldi's have helped create a vibrant scene that centralizes itself in the KCMO area. About The Coffee, a mom and pop espresso supply and tech … [Read more...]

The 25 Coolest Moments At LA’s Hottest Party

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Barista Nation Los Angeles - known far and wide on various social media platforms as #BNLA - went down this past weekend in Montebello, California, and was by all rights a smashing success for all involved. Your Sprudge Editors were on hand to address the crowd as featured presenters, but in reality we were just one small part of a day jam packed … [Read more...]

Barista Nation LA Will Be The Hottest Event Of The Year


Hold on to your butts! Barista Nation is coming back to the Southlands with an epic Los Angeles event on September 28th, 2013. The event is hosted by Wilbur Curtis Company at their HQ (6913 Acco Street, Montebello), and the thrilling talks and high impact labs are some of the most daring and outrageous we've ever seen on a coffee event … [Read more...]

Barista Nation Talks Videos Go Live On Youtube


We've got a pretty fun series of interviews to share with you today, all sourced from the Barista Nation Satellite Cafe that happened at the 2013 SCAA Event. An important part of the Satellite Cafe was a series of Barista Nation Talks, with speakers from throughout various parts of the industry. These videos were filmed for Barista Nation by … [Read more...]

Barista Nation Presents The Satellite Cafe At SCAA Boston!


We would like to formally introduce you to our newest contributor, Buzzy the Bean. Buzzy is a medium-roast bean - equal parts light (usually very positive) but also has a dark side (he's self-aware, and like a giant stuffed chicken in front of a fried chicken shack, Buzzy knows that death is a mere grinder away). Buzzy is quite literally … [Read more...]

Barista Nation Stories: It All Happened One Day In San Francisco

Barista Nation San Francisco's venue, the Women's Building, is a historical landmark in the Mission District.

For a birds-eye view of Barista Nation San Francisco, we join Sprudge.com's intrepid co-founder Zachary Carlsen. Barista Nation San Francisco was a choose-your-own-adventure kind of affair, at times offering up to three different workshops/lessons/lectures to choose from throughout the day. In total, there were twelve sessions, which means … [Read more...]

Barista Nation Stories: Equator Coffee’s Remarkable Work In Panama

Helen with the first (very small) harvest of Finca Sophia cherry.

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nastasia Chovan looked out to the sold-out crowd at the Women's Building in San Francisco's Mission District. Her audience was a diverse crowd of coffee enthusiasts and professionals, more than two hundred and fifty in total, over half of whom were attending a Barista Nation event for the very first time. For much of the last … [Read more...]

San Francisco: Barista Nation Registration Now Open!


Bay Area baristas, get ready, because January is going to be a big month. Registration is now open for Barista Nation San Francisco, and the programming is impressive to say the least. There's enough room in the Mission District Women's Building for 200 baristas, so act now and register before it's too late: Register early to be one of 200 who … [Read more...]

Barista Nation Texas: We Wish We’d Gone, But Here’s A Recap


Last week, Barista Nation brought its innovative series of free specialty coffee events to Dallas, Texas and the new Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters location. We were all booked to travel to Dallas for the event, but Super Storm Sandy pretty deeply screwed up our itinerary (we were going to be in Atlantic City first, to cover the now-postponed NERBC). … [Read more...]

Well Kiss My Grits: Barista Nation Does Dallas


Discovery! Development! Collaboration! Lunch! It's all happening at Barista Nation Texas, which goes down in Dallas on Monday, November 5th. The last day to register for this event is 10/31/12, and registration is cheap and easy. Simply go to www.care.org and donate $10, then email your receipt to baristanation@gmail.com. Oak Cliff Coffee … [Read more...]

Barista Nation LA Part 2: Blazing Orange County Nights


As requested, above you can find a slow-motion video presentation of our HunkShot: Hoop Dreams feature. Read a recap of day one at #BNLA here. On the hottest September 15th in SoCal history, Barista Nation LA drew well over a hundred attendees from throughout the Southwest to the Beyond The Grind warehouse in the tech canyons of industrial … [Read more...]