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Photo by James Hoffmann. Gwilym Davies is the 2009 United Kingdom Barista Champion. Although his house is not often docked near the internet, he managed to find a little time to talk to twitchy.org in between picking out his finest competition tweed. Hello Gwilym. Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions. As you […]

Photo by Brent Fortune. In our continuing—relentless, really—pre-World Barista Championship media blitz coverage, twitchy.org is proud to bring Raul Rodas, Barista Champion of Guatemala, onto the velvet interview couch for a wee chat… What’s coffee culture like in Guatemala? Its very exciting because you have the job of transmiting all the knowledge about coffee industry and […]

twitchy.org‘s second pre-WBC interview falls in the lap of Michael Phillips, most recently sighted wandering around in a state of catatonic shock after winning the United States Barista Championship in Portland earlier this month. I asked Mike a few questions to help the public, you know…get inside his head. Hi Mike.. um… here is an […]

I just noticed the World Barista Championship is in a little less than three weeks, which means twitchy.org is a little remiss in the annual interviewing-of-what-competitors-I-can-get-to-write-me-back. Let’s start with an awesome chat with Yara Castanho, Barista Champion of Brasil, shall we? Hi Yara! Do you live in Sao Paolo? What’s your background in coffee? So, […]

bitches who brew

December 15th, 2008

just a(nother) quick note of appreciation for this little town: at the last NYC coffee-peoples get-together, some ladies started imagining how much (more) fun it might be if we had a chicks-only coffee people outing. you know — no dudes trying to impress each other, comparing their parameters, etc. how nice was it to meet […]

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September 5th, 2008

i never know how to start writing about things that are going to end the same way, in a mushy unravelling about how coffee brings together the greatest people with the most impassioned spirits, but i’ll try to work some information between point A and point B and describe a little of what was magical […]

Joie-de-vivre is hard to summon at 5:00am, but coffee people are nothing if not dreamers and thus the world’s most tired and ridiculous party took place on Sunday morning in the generously donated, eerily darkened confines of Gimme! Coffee‘s Brooklyn shop (a.k.a. this journalist hack’s home office) to watch the World Barista Championship over faltering […]

Kyle Glanville’s domination of the 2008 USBC has launched him on a jet plane to Copenhagen, Denmark this week, where he’ll compete against Stephen Morrissey, who he has trained with, to depose James Hoffmann, who Stephen has trained with, as the World Barista Champion. Wait, what? My head is spinning! Let’s see what Kyle, who […]

photos stolen from James Hoffmann, as per usual I first met Stephen Morrissey when he steamrolled through Toronto last fall, spilling Black Cat and Irish curses all over Manic Coffee. Morrissey recently won the Irish Barista Championship, and is will be competing in the WBC in a couple of weeks hoping to remove the little […]

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