Barista Guild of America


Barista Guild of America

The Barista Guild of America is an international trade organization of The Specialty Coffee Association of America. We focus on enhancing coffee quality, promoting craftsmanship and cultivating a sophisticated "public face" for the industry.

Members: 299
Latest Activity: Aug 27, 2021


• Promote coffee quality as the principle standard for success.
• Further baristas' knowledge and understanding of the history, fundamentals, art and science of
coffee preparation.
• Building community by encouraging communication, understanding, and respect between
• Focus the voice of Baristas in representing the specialty coffee industry.
• Recognize baristas that have achieved a high degree of skill in coffee preparation.


• Maintain a Barista Guild web site that will keep members abreast of events, industry news, and
educational resources.
• Coordinate BGA Sanctioned Regional Jams.
• Coordinating community-building opportunities in conjunction with industry events.
• Work with the SCAA to develop and implement an effective training curriculum.
• Create a Barista Guild leadership in the form of an Executive Council, which will oversee and
guide the Guild.
• Develop Regional Chapters of the Barista Guild of America.

Discussion Forum

I'm not a card-carrying member

Started by Joe Stormer. Last reply by Chris Nov 27, 2009. 55 Replies

Barista Needed in Metro Detoit

Started by The Beat Cafe Sep 27, 2009. 0 Replies

Free Organic African Coffee Samples

Started by SkinnyCoffee Sep 26, 2009. 0 Replies

What's in the hopper now?

Started by Aaron Duckworth. Last reply by Alex C. McGregor Aug 6, 2009. 4 Replies

Barista Guild. We're kind of a big deal.

Started by Jason Dominy May 13, 2008. 0 Replies

Help at Conference

Started by Heather Perry Apr 7, 2008. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Stacy Brinkley on December 9, 2014 at 11:49am
Thanks for having me, I look forward to learning!
Comment by william ( Papa Smurf ) whitaker on February 9, 2011 at 5:39pm
Thanks for having me, I hope tp learn as much as I can
Comment by Polecon-barista tool manufacture on November 7, 2010 at 2:08am
Great to be here!
Comment by Paul Yates on October 13, 2009 at 1:06pm
It is an honor and a privilege to join these ranks...perhaps someday I will actually earn the title of "Barista"... LOL
Comment by Alex C. McGregor on August 16, 2009 at 2:57pm
Anyone know the skinny on the Northwest Regional Barista Jam on August 29th that was advertised on in the latest issue of Barista Magazine?
Comment by Phil-Am R. Basan on July 13, 2009 at 4:52am
it's so nice to be here..
Comment by Andy Newbom on September 28, 2008 at 8:13am
party like a Barista
Comment by Joe Hsu on June 26, 2008 at 7:05am
good to see many coffee friends in Copenhagen and thanks for all the volunteers from this group !
Comment by trish rothgeb on June 7, 2008 at 11:43pm
Check out the new bones for the BGA website courtesy of Chris Davidson:

learn all about can also access newsletters archive from here as well as the bulletin board.

Comment by Carlo Grenci on May 29, 2008 at 12:38am
Interested in espresso lever machines ? I was honoured to be appointed directly by Alf Kramer to hold a workshop about lever machines next 21st June in Copenhagen. It would be of great help for me knowing what baristas from all over the world would like to learn about lever machines. I am sure that everyone is somehow fascinated by them but don't know exactly how to operate them.... please let me have Your questions through baristaexchange. Thank You .

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