Jooyeon Joon, 2019 World Barista Champion and Urnex Ambassador Coffee shops can be hilarious places. There are surprises, spills, silly drink names, curious customers, questionable outfits, near-disastrous moments, and an intangible spirit that...
Goda Pangonyte, Barista Champion of Lithuania Do coffee drinkers prefer a black coffee or a milk beverage? Do they like small specialty cafés or large coffee chains? Do people drink coffee in the morning, afternoon or at night?
(Back row, left to right: Hillary Mugasitsi, Matt Winton, Jooyeon Jeon, Charlotte Malaval, Nicole Battefeld, Merijn Gijsbers, Nisan Agca, Alejandro Escobar; Front row, left to right: Wojtek Bialczak, Sam Spillman, Mathieu Theis, Ben Put)
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...

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