The 2013 USBC Finals In Words & Pictures

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Originally published on April 22nd, 2013.  Your 2013 United States Barista Championship finalists, featuring original photography by Charlie Burt for Sprudge.com. For a complete look back at the 2013 United States Barista Championship cycle, including photos of every regional competitor, join us on The Road to Melbourne. Sprudge.com's … [Read more...]

USBC In Requiem: Full Scores For All 39 Competitors

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It's hard to ignore how stunningly fitting this all seems. As the world prepares to descend on Melbourne, Australia for the 2013 World Barista Championship, late yesterday the USBC released a full breakdown of all the scores and placements at the 2013 United States Barista Championship in Boston. Folks with intimate knowledge of this year's … [Read more...]

Power Pete Licata: Your 2013 US Barista Champion

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For the second time in three years, Pete Licata is your United States Barista Champion. With 7 career USBC appearances, Mr. Licata is arguably the most seasoned, experienced barista competitor in US competition history. His previous USBC win came in Houston, Texas back in 2011, and he went on to place 2nd at the World Barista Championship in … [Read more...]

The Best Cup Of Coffee In America: Erin McCarthy, Brewers Cup Champ

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A hearty congratulations to Erin McCarthy, your 2013 United States Brewers Cup Champion! Mr. McCarthy is a technician for Counter Culture Coffee in New York City, and he becomes the first person not named Andy Sprenger to win the US Brewers Cup. Counter Culture colleague Jonathan Bonchak placed second, and together they celebrated their victory … [Read more...]

USBC 2013 Semi-Finals Recap: The Sweet 18

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Welcome to the Sweet 18 Semi-Finals at the 2013 United States Barista Championship. Tweets in this feature are taken from our @SprudgeLive Twitter feed, providing competition play-by-play for every last competitor of the 2013 USBC regional and national cycle, with international coverage coming this May at the World Barista Championship in … [Read more...]

USBC 2013 Day Two Coverage: Photos Tweets & Life

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Welcome to Day Two, Round One at the 2013 United States Barista Championship - 20 competitors from across the USA, representing the very highest levels of knowledge, service, and presentation in the specialty coffee industry. Tweets in this feature are taken from our @SprudgeLive Twitter feed, providing competition play-by-play for every last … [Read more...]

Your 2013 USBC Finalists! Schedule For Finals Sunday

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Meet your 2013 United States Barista Championship finalists! These 6 competitors - from six different cities across the USA, and representing 6 different roasters - will do battle on Sunday, April 13th starting at 12:15 EST. Follow @SprudgeLive on Twitter for play by play from Boston, and check out the livestream here. Sprudge.com's coverage of … [Read more...]

US Brewers Cup Finals Complete Schedule!

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The 2013 Brewers Cup finals are happening live today from the SCAA Event in Boston! You can learn more about the event here, but it's unfortunately not being broadcast live. But here's a complete schedule! Congrats to all 6 finalists. Sprudge.com's coverage of the 2013 USBC event portfolio is made possible by direct support from Counter Culture … [Read more...]

USBC Semi-Finals Quick Reference Schedule – The Sweet 18

This is your complete 2013 USBC quick reference schedule, with Twitter handles for all 18 USBC finalists. This group includes: 6 regional barista champions, who earn automatic entry into the Sweet 18; and 12 at-large bids, who battled their way into the Sweet 18 by placing in the top 12 scores overall in round one. Sprudge.com's coverage of the … [Read more...]

USBC 2013 Day One Recap: The Very Best In Tweets & Photos

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Here it is! A complete look back at Day One from Round One at the 2013 United States Barista Championship. Photos by Sprudge.com special photo correspondent Charlie Burt (KCMO native, on Twitter as @tiger_friend). Sprudge.com's 2013 United States Barista Championship coverage is made possible by direct support from our partners at Counter Culture … [Read more...]

US Brewers Cup Round One Quick Reference Schedule

This is your complete field for the 2013 US Brewers Cup competition at SCAA Boston. There are 36 competitors total, including all 6 of the regional Brewers Cup winners (designated in brackets below). During Round One, all 36 competitors will compete using a compulsory, or "mystery" coffee. They'll be allowed to use their own favorite coffees should … [Read more...]

US Barista Championship – Round One Quick Reference Schedule

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This is your complete schedule for Round One at the 2013 United States Barista Championship. The top 12 from this at-large field will advance to a Semi-Finals field of 18, alongside all 6 2013 Regional Barista Champions. Follow @SprudgeLive for competition play-by-play direct from Boston! Sprudge.com coverage of the 2013 USBC made possible by … [Read more...]

The Season So Far: A Look Back at the 2013 USBC Regionals

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Today is Thursday, April 4th, which means we're somehow just one week away from Round 1 of the 2013 United States Barista Championship, happening April 8th-11th in Boston. Your Sprudge Editors will of course be there live to provide our signature wall-to-wall best in the business coverage all weekend long at USBC, so follow us on Twitter … [Read more...]

SWRBC Day Two – Recap Realness, Live From Santa Cruz

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This feature is a compendium of our favorite tweets, photos, and .gifs from Day Two at the 2013 Southwest Regional Barista Competition. Sprudge.com’s live coverage of the SWRBC is made possible by direct support from Verve Coffee Roasters, and the entirety of our 2013 competition coverage is supported by our friends & partners at Nuova … [Read more...]

Your 2013 SWRBC Finalists – Top Six Realness

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From a massive field of 30 competitors, these top 6 baristas have established themselves as some of the very best competitive coffee talent in the United States by advancing to the finals at the 2013 Southwest Regional Barista Competition. Here's their competition schedule for Finals Sunday. 1. 10:45 Charles Babinski, G&B Coffee, Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Your 2013 SW Brewers Cup Finalists, Girl

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From a field of more than 20 competitors, these top 6 have advanced to the final round of the 2013 Southwest Brewers Cup. Their routines will be broadcast live throughout the day via the Specialty Coffee Association of America livestream. 1. 11:05 Andy Kwon, Elabrew, Los Angeles - @cup3d @elabrew 2. 11:35 Joshua Bonner, Stanza Coffee, San … [Read more...]