Here ye, here ye, handed to Sprudge directly by Think Coffee themselves on the busy floor of the NERBC, comes this stunning announcement of small business generosity and competition reward:

Think Coffee is pleased to offer an all-expenses paid trip to origin with Think’s Farmer Relations Manager, Matt Fury, to the second place winner of the NERBC barista competition. The trip will be tailored to the needs and desires of the recipient. Think Coffee has been to every farm and has a personal relationship with every farmer-producer represented in our blends.

That means there’s trips to origin on the boards for the top two finishers at #NERBC. Exciting stuff, and you heard it here first on!