K-Cups, Kombucha & More At The Canadian Barista Championships


The 2015 Canadian National Barista Championships took place last weekend, and Sprudge contributor Elyse Bouvier was on the scene. She captured Ben Put's winning routine in-depth, and now she's back with six of her favorite highlights of the event. 1. This coffee kombucha sig drink CJ Yang of 49th Parallel in Vancouver made her own coffee … [Read more...]

BREAKING: 2015 Big Western Barista Competition Dates & Location Announced


Dates and location information for the 2015 Big Western Regional Barista Competition have been officially confirmed by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, in a series of updates made to USCoffeeChampionships.org web pages in the last 24 hours. The event will take place in Rancho Mirage, CA at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas resort October 7th … [Read more...]

The Ecuador Interviews: Barista Champion Camila Ramos of Panther Coffee

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A fan favorite and nationally renowned competitor, Camila Ramos has watched her career as a coffee professional blossom alongside success at the United States Barista Championship. 2014 marked her first regional win, which Ramos then parlayed into her first-ever USBC finals appearance. Sprudge.com Assistant Editor Alex Bernson sat down with Ms. … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Parent’s Guide To Barista Competitions

Since its original run date on March 6th, 2012, our "Parent's Guide" feature has been shared and reshared hundreds of times by competitors all around the world. We're rebroadcasting it today, on the eve of the 2014 United States Barista Champion beginning its regional cycle. For more information on this weekend's Big Central Regional event, please … [Read more...]

What We’re Reading: Colonna And Small’s On Competition


Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood stole our hearts with his 6th place finish at the 2012 World Barista Championship in Vienna. We'd never heard of the gent before that weekend in Vienna, but we wound up learning all there was to know about Mr. Colonna-Dashwood and his Bath, UK based cafe, Colonna and Small's. C&S has a well-written blog, and we're … [Read more...]