Chicago Conglomocomp Has A Venue!

You may have heard the news already: this year’s North Central and South Central Regional Barista Competitions have been joined together in a joyful coitus. Attend two events in one! It’s going down March 23-25th at the Ravenswood Event Center (4011 North Ravenswood Avenue) in Chicago, Illinois. The space looks caps lock GORGEOUS, and bills itself as home to weddings, Indie Wedding expos, philanthropic hullabaloos and “mitzvah celebrations”. You can do us ALL a mitzvah by checking out the Big Central Regional Barista Competition on Facebook (yes, that’s what it’s called), where they’ll be announcing registration info shortly. In case you’re link-adverse, here’s some deets:

Hosted jointly by: Intelligentsia Coffee, Counter Culture Coffee and Alterra Coffee

This year, both the North Central and South Central Regional Barista Competitions will be held at one singular event in Chicago, March 23–25. Though this is one event, two regional titles will be given away for the Barista Competition and the Brewers Cup. This is an opportunity to join two communities together for one great event and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

The North Central Competition applies to these states: ND, SD, NE, MN, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI.

The South Central Competition applies to these states: KS, MO, OK, TX, AR, LA, MS.

Whoa! That’s a lot of states. They’re gonna need a platoon of judges, a cadre of volunteers, and two extremely focused unofficial media sponsors to bring the action to you love. This means we will in advance be declining your drinking invitations on the eves of 23-24 March, unless those invites involve Aviary, and include the guaranteed picking up of our tab.

Official USBC landing page here!

Facebook linkage doublepost here!

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