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US Coffee Championships 2015

April 9th, 2015

Coffee is both polarizing and delicious. It is also one of the most consumed drinks in the world. Across the globe, coffee professionals compete in regional and national competitions to earn the right to represent their countries. At the US Coffee Championships, they strive to be the best in four different categories: tasters cup, brewers […]

 

Coffee is both polarizing and delicious. It is also one of the most consumed drinks in the world. Across the globe, coffee professionals compete in regional and national competitions to earn the right to represent their countries. At the US Coffee Championships, they strive to be the best in four different categories: tasters cup, brewers cup, latte art and barista. The tasters cup is intense and requires an acute sense of taste while trying to be as accurate as possible – as quickly as possible. The brewers cup has the competitor and coffee working together to create an idyllic experience. The latte art competition showcases the best of the best in texture, foam, form and symmetry. The barista championship is about service, experience and hospitality while serving three specific drinks: espresso, cappuccino and a signature beverage.

Every year the Specialty Coffee Association of America puts on the event in the United States and does a great job of hosting (this year in Long Beach, California). It takes an army of people that work, volunteer, compete and contribute to not only showcase coffee, but the professionals who are putting in the time to take coffee to the next level.

Thank you to so many in the coffee community:

SCAA / for having me and allowing me access to the community.
Sprudge / for everything you do to inform on all the latest and greatest.
Barista Guild of America / for sharing and creating.
Nuova Simonelli / for the lovely espresso machines.
Cafe Imports / for support from seed to cup.
Bonavita / for helping create the perfect brew at home.
Urnex / for making coffee and equipment better.

Congratulations to the winners of 2015! The 2015 World Barista Championship begins Thursday, April 9th in Seattle, Washington. If you aren’t able to be there to see the event, the next best thing is to watch the livestream starting at 8:15 am PST.

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Charles Babinski

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