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


• 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


You need to be a member of Barista Guild of America to add comments!

Comment by Andy Newbom on April 7, 2008 at 9:31pm
the reason you join is community and connectivity. a guild is what you make it. $45 a year does not a lamborghini buy. But it does get you almost all of the discounts and priveledes of an SCAA member including discounts etc.
Comment by Matt Milletto on April 2, 2008 at 2:33pm
Change it!! :)
Comment by trish rothgeb on March 26, 2008 at 3:43pm
I guess no ones cares that the photo representing us is a bunch of coffee buyers in a fake fight????
I'll change it.

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