Recap: 2016 Annual BGA Membership Meeting

By David Fasman Hello BGA! Recently, we held the annual membership webinar. We did things a bit different this year. We held three interactive webinars, recorded them, and will have them posted online for your viewing pleasure. We covered all of the exciting things happening with the Barista Guild of America. In case you haven’t heard, there are three relatively new executive council members – myself, Gabe Smentek, and Mark Hundley. Other current members include Laila Ghambari, Todd Mackey, Lorenzo Perkins, Alexandra Littlejohn, Miguel Vicuna, Matt Scott, and Sarah Leslie. Please feel free to reach out to us if you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns. You can find our contact information on the BGA website and you can always email if you don’t know who to reach out to. Membership of the BGA has continued to grow over the past few years. As our vision is to … Continue reading

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Data Snapshot: Coffee Shop Consumption

Out-of-home coffee consumption is up, according to the latest NCA National Coffee Drinking Trends Report (NCDT). 34% of consumers drank coffee out-of-home in 2016, up from 30% in 2015. The increase is driven by foodservice, particularly the “café/coffee shop/donut shop” category. And in general, out-of-home coffee consumption skews younger. According to NCDT data, “50% of those aged 18-24 … Continue reading Data Snapshot: Coffee Shop Consumption

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