It's official! The Barista Guild of America (BGA) and the Barista Guild of Europe (BGE) are coming together to form a unified, global Barista Guild (BG)!
We are so excited to bring together members of the BGA and BGE into one collaborative community.
This unification has been in the works since 2017, with a Unification Committee of volunteers working with both guilds to define bylaws, positions, transition documents, etc. The final step, approving the new leadership council, took place in December 2018.
Meet the members of the Leadership Council, listed below with current place of work and Leadership Council role:
Sarah Leslie of Leslie Coffee Co., Past Chair
Stuart Ritson of Cafe Imports, Chair
Jessie May Peters of Raw Material, Vice Chair
Gabe Smentek of Onyx Coffee Lab, Marketing and Communications
Bartosz Ciepaj of Harrods, Membership Engagement
Silvia Constantin of Barista School Romania and Coffee Break Magazine, Events
Davide Cobelli of Coffee Training Academy, Events
Kathie Hilberg of Stumptown Coffee Roasters LA, Membership Engagement
Mark Hundley of Bolt Coffee, Events
Bailey Arnold of Gregorys Coffee, Community/Outreach
We are working on merging the website and the social media platforms for the BG. You can follow along with the latest news and events here on baristaguild.coffee.