This weekend, the senior editors of Sprudge tasked Charlie Burt of Kansas City to visit as many SCAA exhibitors as possible and drink all the coffees. This is no easy task. But in a few short hours, Mr. Burt was able to try ten coffees, brewed by ten different people using at least eight different brew methods (including brewers and devices that aren't available anywhere).
At the SCAA Event, manufacturers go all out. They will find the best baristas (like 2015 Brewers Cup Champion Sarah Anderson of Intelligentsia, pictured below) and source the best coffees during the three-day brewing event.
This is Charlie's story. This is what Charlie saw.
Charlie Burt is a Sprudge contributor based in Kansas City. Read more Charlie Burt on Sprudge.