The Barista League is back for 2024. The coffee competition started by 2016 Swedish Barista Champion Steven Maloney has announced the 12 stops on this year’s circuit. 11 countries across four continents, this year’s Barista League is truly a global affair, and they are making two stops Stateside.

Announced yesterday, January 9th, the Barista League continues its tradition of being “unlike other coffee competitions,” seeking to lower the barrier of entry and making an event available to all skill levels. To do this, they make competing completely free as well as provide all necessary coffee and equipment. No need to source those double anaerobic Geshas. The point is to test the real-world skill of the barista teams in a fun—and maybe a little rambunctious—way.

The Barista League 2024 season map

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And 2024 is shaping up to be the biggest season yet. Kicking off at the end of February in their own backyard in Gothenburg—coinciding with their all-new Nordic Coffee Fest—the 12 stops span throughout the entirety of 2024. Dates and locations are listed below.

Barista League 2024 Season Dates & Locations

February 24: Gothenburg, Sweden – Eriksbergsshallen
April 18: Mexico City, Mexico – Supremo
June 1: Berlin, Germany – Jules Biergarten & Cafe
June 8: Warsaw, Poland – TBD
August 17: Denver, Colorado – Huckleberry Roasters
August 24: Brooklyn, New York – Poursteady
August 29: Montreal, Canada – Society for Arts and Technology
September 14: Bristol, United Kingdom – Extract Coffee Roasters
September (date TBD): Barcelona, Spain – Hidden Coffee Roasters
November 9: Seoul, South Korea – TBD
November 23: Sydney, Australia – Mecca Coffee
December (date TBD): Dubai, United Arab Emirates – TBD

Each stop is now accepting applications for competitors and volunteers as well as setting up a waitlist to inform interested spectators, all of which can be done at the Barista League’s website.

So grab a barista buddy and saddle up for one heck of a good time.

For more information, visit the Barista League’s official website.

Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.