Barista Guild of Europe

Barista Guild of Europe (BGE) is an association of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)
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 2017

With a newly elected working group 2017 promises to be an exciting year for BGE! The Working Group have formed a structure which includes five committees:

  • Events
  • Education
  • Membership
  • Communication
  • Unification

In addition to this year's editions of CoLab (in Berlin & Belfast) and Barista Camp, and more Dialogue, we're looking forward to more local community projects and a focus on career support from the new BGE Working Group.

This was Barista Camp 2016!

Last year's Barista Camp, held in Pärnu, Estonia, saw 128 delegates from 27 countries arriving to Estonia Resort Hotel & Spa 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 catch up on the highlights from European Coffee Trip.

Barista Camp 2017 will take place at Hotel Remes in Poznan, Poland.

Register Here!



CoLab: 2017

BGE brought CoLab to Berlin May 2-4, continuing with the new interactive format set to engage with the local community and provide the opportunity to get up close and personal with the event speakers. CoLab'ers enjoyed a brewery tour & tasting, 3 varied speakers and workshops, a panel with local Berlin cafe owners and a range of fringe events across the city.

BGE are busy working on the program for CoLab: Belfast in November 2017. Got an idea for the next location for CoLab? Get in touch.