Laila Ghambari Is Your 2014 United States Barista Champion!

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Laila Ghambari of Cherry Street Coffee House in Seattle, WA is your 2014 United States Barista Champion! This is Laila Ghambari's first USBC win, and the first win for Cherry Street Coffee, a wholesale partner of Dillanos Coffee. Ghambari's Cherry Street Coffee House is owned and operated by her father, Ali Ghambari (pictured below), and has 9 … [Read more...]

PrepFest 2013: Barista Competition Meets Pop-Up Video

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December 26th-31th, Sprudge.com is revisiting some of our favorite stories from the very exciting past year in coffee. Enjoy! The 2013 United States Barista Championship circuit is heating up, and Sprudge.com is here to bring you best-in-the-business live coverage and event preview goodness from throughout this year's competition cycle.. To … [Read more...]

SEA and PDX: NWRBC PrepFest Happens This Weekend!

Pacific Northwest coffee enthusiasts, lend us your ears. The Barista Guild of America and Sprudge.com have teamed up with some most excellent sponsors to bring you the first ever PrepFest, two evenings of barista competition insight and intrigue in advance of the Northwest Regional Barista Competition. PrepFest will be hosted over two consecutive … [Read more...]

BGA and Sprudge.com Present: NWRBC PrepFest 2013

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It's been strange days so far for the 2013 United States Barista Championship competition cycle, with the kick-off event - the Northeast Regional Barista Competition - postponed due to complications from Super Storm Sandy. USBC regional action will finally get under way next week at the Southeast Regional Barista Competition in Atlanta, hosted by … [Read more...]