The 2015 US coffee competition cycle is coming to an end this weekend at the 2015 United States Coffee Championships taking place right now in Long Beach, California. To find out more, you should head over to SprudgeLive, our dedicated portal for all things coffee competition, and of course follow along live all weekend at @SprudgeLive on Twitter. Our coverage of the 2015 USCC is being brought to you thanks to direct support from Nuova Simonelli, Cafe Imports, and Bonavita. All of SprudgeLive’s 2015 global barista competition coverage is underwritten in partnership with Square and Urnex Brands.
You can read more about the upcoming Barista Championships at the competition überportal, complete with a breakdown of the event schedules and a guide to the various parties about to go down. Live coverage will start at ~9:15 AM PST, with a full schedule of day one competitors available here. If you want to catch up on where things stand in American competitive coffee, you can see the current leaderboard here, or read our in-depth recaps of the 2015 Big Westerns, 2015 Big Centrals, and 2015 Big Easterns.