We are proud to be a regional sponsor for the 2014 Big Eastern Competition presented by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Barista Guild of America. Baristas and coffee pros from all over the East Coast traveled to our very own Durham, NC to compete in the Barista and Brewers Cup Regional Competitions, where they brew outstanding coffees and prepare finely tuned signature beverages showcasing the craft with some stellar presentations. The winners from each will go on to compete in the US Championship held during SCAA Annual Event in Seattle this April.
Congratulations to all those who competed and best of luck to those heading to Seattle!
While we're in Seattle, we'll be rooting for Triangle coffee friends, Jonathan Bonchak of Counter Culture Coffee representing the South East in the US Brewers Cup and Tim Jones of Jubala Coffee, South East finalist competing in the US Barista Championship!
Left Photo: Our Durham Manager, Brian Maiers, competing in the Brewers Cup First Round!
Center Photo: "Qualifying regional competitions are held prior to the US Barista Championship and US Brewers Cup. The National Championships take place annually at The SCAA Event. The US Barista and US Brewers Cup Championship winners will go on to represent the USA in the World Barista Championship."
Right Photo: Packed house at The Cotton Room, a great venue with historic charm welcoming the coffee community!