Big Central Regional Barista Competition Dates Confirmed

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Breaking news today from the SCAA, who've confirmed dates and host sponsors for the 2nd annual Big Central Regional Barista Competition. PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. and Kaldi’s Coffee are hosting the event on January 18th – 20th, 2013 at The Guild KC (1621 Locust Street). This event draws baristas from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, … [Read more...]

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 tiny … [Read more...]

SCRBC Preview: Bring On The Tiny Cowboy Hats

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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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. … [Read more...]