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, Louisiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. This information is confirmed and official, and registration is now open.
Potential competitors, be sure to read up on the new rules and regulations and go over those score sheets. Familiarize yourself with all this shnizz:
And for more on how to prepare your competition signature drink, have a look back at our earlier feature:”Ooh Girl, Let’s Get Our Sig Drink On“. If you don’t plan on competing but plan on attending, consider volunteering or judging. Volunteering is a great way to get to know the ins and outs of the program, and these competitions can’t function without its dedicated crew of volunteers. And there’s nothing more distinguished than becoming a certified USBC Regional Judge. Advance your knowledge, enjoy all of the signature drinks we drool over, and get nasty! Check out the quick links below to register.
Remember, these competitions are like one great big festival of delicious coffee, and remain completely free and open to the public thanks to the dedication and generosity of the host sponsors, the event sponsors, and the SCAA. We want to see this year’s competition cycle experience unprecedented levels of consumer engagement, so tell your customers, friends, family, and the rest of the gang to come on down and check it out, and try some delicious coffees.
We’ve never been to Kansas City before and as the Official Digital Media Sponsors, we are officially stoked! We’ll need recommendations and also some guidance, so if you’re a KC:MO resident, write to us at KansasCity@Sprudge.com with neighborhood suggestions, coffee must-sees, and rib tip requirements. Stay tuned to Sprudge for party developments, secrets, and gossip, and we’ll see you in Kansas City this January!
BCRBC Quick Links:
- Schedule of Events
- Competitor Schedule
- Competitor Registration
- Judge Registration
- Volunteer Registration