What’s next for the Barista Guild?

New year, new guild! Now that the Barista Guild is officially unified, what’s next?

The Leadership Council has big plans for the future including the unveiling of the new brand, launching the new Barista Guild website, and announcing the calendar of events for the coming year!


  • CoLab will take place in Milan in May.

  • World Barista Championship will take place in Boston during SCA Expo, April 11-14.

  • Bloom will take place in the US in June, location TBA.

  • Barista Camp Europe will be taking place in September, location TBA.

  • Access will be in the US in September, location TBA.


CoLab is a seminar series which combines a full day of compelling educational content with two half days on either side to discover the host city's coffee community and culture. CoLab focuses on connecting a local community with the international barista scene through hosting lectures and workshops as well as creating activities to discover and celebrate the local coffee scene.

World Barista Championship

The World Barista Championship (WBC) is the pre-eminent international coffee competition produced annually by World Coffee Events (WCE). The competition focuses on promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the barista profession, and engaging a worldwide audience with an annual championship event that serves as the culmination of local and regional events around the globe.


Bloom is a unique event for the coffee community bringing together some of the best minds in coffee and creating a unique opportunity for deeper discussion and engagement for attendees. Bloom features thought-leaders, all of whom will present topics that specifically address the craft coffee community. An interactive discussion between speaker and attendees follow each talk, creating the opportunity for meaningful dialogue. The outcomes of these discussions – ideas, challenges, and solutions are reviewed, recorded and distributed for takeaway after each event. Bloom's mission is to ignite a national conversation and make noticeable the ideas that emerge as a result.

Barista Camp

Barista Camp is a unique opportunity to develop and learn in a setting that promotes education, sharing ideas, new experiences and being part of a wider community. Every year baristas from all over the world gather for four coffee-fueled days of education, discussion, tastings, and fun. Participants choose between different tracks of SCA’s Coffee Skills Program modules. In addition to training sessions, Barista Camp offers lectures and large-scale tasting sessions on a variety of subjects. A beautiful setting and exciting social activities in the evenings help baristas relax and connect with new friends.


Access is an event combining hands-on workshops, research presentations, technology exploration, and industry insights. Taking place in the US, Access is two days to reunite with barista friends from across the country and make new ones, dig deep into new topics, expand your network, and get inspired.

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