So what does this mean for the regional and national winners? Together, they will enjoy a trip to a country of origin, courtesy of Café Imports. As anyone who has traveled to Origin well knows, the experience of participating in the harvesting of coffee firsthand is an awe inspiring and often life changing experience. These 8 baristas will not only win a trip overseas, but will also be given the chance to develop relationships with the farmers who nurture and develop the exceptional coffee that finds its way to their cafes and in doing so, gain a deeper appreciation and context of their craft. Café Imports will be taking the winners to Brazil this July 2011, so clear your
Think you have what it takes to win at regionals and join the other winners on this trip? You might be the next USBC Champion, but first you have to register for your own Regional Barista Competition (dates and locations listed below). Good luck to everyone who competes in the 2011 regionals, and thank you to Café Imports for providing such a wonderful opportunity!
North West Regional Barista Competition – January 27-30, 2011 – Tacoma, WA
North East Regional Barista Competition – TBD – New York, NY
North Central Regional Barista Competition – February 17-20, 2011 – Chicago, IL
South West Regional Barista Competition – March 3-6, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA
South East Regional Barista Competition – February 11-13, 2011 – Atlanta, GA
South Central Regional Barista Competition – March 31-April 3, 2011 – St. Louis, MO