SCRBC Finalists: Kaldi’s and Medici Dominate

Congratulations to today’s SCRBC finalists, just announced via the Louis Poore / Mike Marquard info gullet. As expected, Caffe Medici and Kaldi’s sent through multiple competitors into the finals. All three entries from Kaldi’s Coffee in St. Louis will be competing tomorrow. Big ups to Stephen Schuh, Nicole Call and Joe Marocco (he of the […]

SCRBC Preview: Bring On The Tiny Cowboy Hats


The South Central Regional Barista Championship is almost upon us, drawing in theoretical competitors from 9 states, but actual competitors from only Texas and Missouri. Judges calibration begins Thursday, March 31st, with round one to follow on April Fool’s Day. (Morbid, eh?) Kaldi’s Coffee are fielding three competitors, along with hosting the event in St. […]

Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Bean Juice and Watching This Live Stream


Sprudge Hero of the Month Marcus Boni has outdone himself yet again. Wunderkind of the SCAA, Übermensch of the competitive circuit, Marcus has facilitated live streaming content from the SCRBC over on the United States Barista Competition’s official website. Head over there at 12 pm tomorrow to join the stream and participate in the chat […]

If a barista falls in South Central, will any blogger care?


The SCRBC is scheduled to begin today in Austin, Texas. Unfortunately, the official United States Barista Championship web site hasn’t updated their schedules. The web site reads “Please continue to check back for more updated event information as it becomes available”. Host Sponsor Cuvee Coffee’s online blog lacks any significant information. Caffé Medici’s online blog […]