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It’s time for the 2015 United States Barista Championship.
After a nationwide regional cycle, the very best in American competitive coffee happens this weekend in Long Beach, California. This year the USBC is all about the competitions. It’s the first time since 2009 that USBC has been presented away from the Speciality Coffee Association of America’s annual trade show (“The Event“), which goes down this April in Seattle and will host the World Barista Championship.
While our focus is squarely on the barista event, there are competitions all throughout the weekend across a variety of competitive coffee circuits, including the Cup Tasters, Latte Art, Roasters’ Choice and Brewers Cup events. It’s enough to make your head spin, and we’ll be reporting to you all weekend live from Long Beach in an effort to document the playing field.
This portal gives you all the links, info and direction necessary to play along from home. For barista competition fans, @SprudgeLive on Twitter is a play by play gateway straight to the action. You can also watch along from home via the official SCAA Livestream, available here.
Need schedules or details for other events at the US Coffee Championships weekend? Click here!
FRIDAY, February 20th
9am – 5:00pm: US Barista Championship Round One (schedule here)
7pm – 12am: Wide Eyes Open Palms presents Karaoke & Cocktails at MADE in Long Beach: 236 Pine Ave., Long Beach, California.
SATURDAY, February 21ST
9am – 3:30pm US Barista Championship Semi-Finals (schedule here)
SUNDAY, February 22nd
9:45am – 3:00pm USBC Finals.
3:00pm – 4:30pm Awards Ceremony for all events.
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Watch the US Barista Championship on LiveStream.