Traveling for work: it can be one of the more exciting elements of the modern employment experience. A simple daytrip for an offsite meeting or industry conference nearby can provide a necessary escape from the daily grind and a change of scenery.
People outside of the specialty coffee community have developed the curious assumption that working as a barista is a dead-end job. That it’s a way to earn a little cash between college classes or ‘real’ jobs. That it’s not possible to or earn a...
Urnex is thrilled to announce this year’s team of coffee professionals participating in its Ambassador Program. In its fourth year, the Urnex Ambassador Program supports individuals who share a history of competing at the highest levels of...
The specialty coffee industry is a truly amazing community. It is full of passionate and talented individuals who are committed to achieving the highest standards of their craft, lifting up their peers across the coffee value chain, and providing...
The Specialty Coffee Expo this past weekend in Seattle was a show to remember. Over the course of a whirlwind three-day weekend, we saw stellar performances in the U.S. Coffee Championships, impressive innovations in equipment from exhibitors, a...
Drinking coffee in the morning or afternoon; buying a cup at a small shop or big chain; serving experienced coffee consumers or those still learning. Coffee cultures around the world are as different as the destinations themselves, and are often an...
The six 2016 World Barista Championship finalists have been announced. We are proud and humbled that all six finalists are Urnex Ambassadors. Congratulations to:  Lex Wenneker(The Netherlands), Charlotte Malaval(France), Lem Butler (USA), Yoshi...
While the world is gearing up for the Olympics in Rio this summer, the coffee world is eagerly awaiting its ‘Olympics” for baristas – the World Barista Championship next week in Dublin. If you’ve never heard of this, and don’t know what a barista...
This is the third and final in a series about our Urnex Ambassadors. Last week, we shared some common experiences and influences of Julieta Vazquez (Mexico) Yoshi Iwase (Japan), Ben Put (Canada) and Mat Theis (Switzerland). Four more ambassadors,...
Last week we shared some fun facts about four of our 2016 Ambassadors, Leo Moco Ribeiro (Brazil) and Lex Wenneker (Netherlands), Aga Rojewska (Poland) and Nisan Agca (Turkey).  Each has a unique story to tell, but the common denominator among them...

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