Barista Guild of Europe

Barista Guild of Europe (BGE) is an association of SCAE (Specialty Coffee Association of Europe)
dedicated to developing the role of the barista within Europe.

Its primary goal is to foster community and professionalism among people
whose income derives from making cups of specialty-grade coffee. 


BGE in 2016

The new working group has some exciting new projects in store for you, based on the following 3 goals BGE will focus on in 2016:

  • Spreading Education (beyond CDS)
  • Career Support
  • Sustainability

In addition to next year's editions of CoLab (in Antwerp and Barcelona) and Barista Camp, and more Dialogue, we've already started working on Jobshub, our online resources, tips and tricks on how to get hired, as well as new opportunities. Bring on 2016!

This was Barista Camp 2015!

This year's Barista Camp, held in Riccione 23-26 September, saw 127 delegates from 25 countries arriving to Hotel Corallo to receive hands-on training with the equipment, small wares, and coffee provided by our partners. Relive some of the great moments of Camp, and our other events, through our picture galleries - or read these 5 reasons why you should join us next year.



CoLab: 2016

The jam-packed program for CoLab:Antwerp containing a tour of The Port of Antwerp; six Tamper Tantrum speakers; an evening with The Barista League; and a premier tasting event with Emma Sage from World Coffee Research was recieved with high praise.

BGE are busy working on the program for the second 2016 CoLab event in Barcelona this November. In the meantime you can check out all the fun we had in Antwerp here.