Funfetti Waffles (Unique, Easy, & Delicious!)

First Published: Apr 12, 2022 Modified: Apr 10, 2022 by Sandra · This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases with no additional cost to you. Funfetti cake is always fun, but why limit it to dessert? These festive funfetti waffles start the day with a party! They’re … Read more

The Best Classic Carrot Cake Recipe for Easter

Classic Carrot Cake – deliciously moist spiced carrot cake layers with a perfectly tangy cream cheese buttercream. Carrot Cake: The Easter Dessert Hard to believe Easter is less than a week away, right?! What better way to celebrate than with my Classic Carrot Cake recipe. I know this Easter will look a bit different for … Read more

The Hottest New Coffee Gear Debuting At SCA Expo 2022

For the coffee gear junkie, Expo weekend is pretty much a high holiday. Over the course of the three days inside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, new and reimagined products from some of the biggest names in coffee will be making their official debut, leaving the gadget-inclined salivating at the sight of the latest … Read more

The Complete 2022 US Coffee Competitions Schedule

After a two-year hiatus, the US Coffee Championships are returning to action this week in Boston, Massachusetts. Taking place as part of Expo, the Specialty Coffee Association’s trade show in the United States, the slate of events at this year’s USCC will be one of the biggest ever with a sum total six national championships … Read more

Crockpot Shredded Beef (Best & Most Flavorful)

First Published: Apr 6, 2022 Modified: Apr 5, 2022 by Sandra · This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases with no additional cost to you. Forget the expensive barbecue joint and make this delicious crockpot shredded beef at home! It has the same smokey flavor thanks to … Read more

Navigating Coffee Social Events as a Sober Individual

In advance of Expo and the inevitable parties, one industry leader in recovery offers support for folks struggling with addiction BY NOAH NAMOWICZSPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Editor’s note: As the Specialty Coffee Expo approaches, many people are looking forward to reuniting with other coffee folks. In addition to a busy trade show floor and competition … Read more

10 Minutes With Maurizio Giuli: Part Two

We finish our interview with longtime coffee professional and Simonelli Group team member Maurizio Giuli by discussing the progression of barista culture and his fascination with coffee research. BY SARAH ALLENBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Photos courtesy of Maurizio Giuli From the editor: Yesterday, we began learning more about Simonelli Group executive Maurizio Giuli, and how he … Read more

I-Roast 2 Coffee Roasting Guide

So you bought an iRoast2 and your roasts are coming out too dark or too light, or feel the flavor could be better. Maybe you are generally happy, but think you could get more from the iRoast 2. Or maybe you just want to see how others use theirs. Hopefully we can give you some … Read more

10 Minutes With Maurizio Giuli: Part One

We chat with Maurizio Giuli, a longtime executive at Simonelli Group, about his lifelong commitment to the coffee world, and the well-being of the baristas who make it possible. BY SARAH ALLENBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Photos courtesy of Maurizio Giuli While Maurizio Giuli’s is a familiar face at all the biggest coffee conferences throughout the world, … Read more

Broadway Cafe In Kansas City, MO

Sprudge Maps Spotlight looks for coffee bars near and far, new and not-so-new, emerging and iconic. But today we are thrilled to be checking in on a coffee bar with deep roots and history in the coffee-loving conurbation of Kansas City, Missouri. Broadway Cafe has been a hub for coffee culture in KCMO since the … Read more